Bakersfield is a city with a population of 520,197 people. There are 8 nursing homes there to choose from.
While its overall score was terrible, the nursing homes in Bakersfield performed respectably in the area of nursing. We gave the city a B- for this category. There are quite a few criteria included in this category. Many of these subcategories are tied to staffing levels. We also wanted to acknowledge that we awarded the city a grade of B- in the area of short-term care. In the last two categories, the city were awarded a C for inspections and a grade of D in the area of long-term care. Clearly, this city's long-term care score really dragged down its overall score.