Berkeley, California offers just five nursing homes to choose from, so you don't have too many options to choose from. We gave this city a city grade of B for based on the quality of its nursing homes. This is an average city grade nationally, which is nothing to be ashamed of. This city's profile was also consistent as it didn't receive a single poor category grade either. You can find more information about these in the next section.
As mentioned above, this city received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to emphasize that some of its facilities received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded Berkeley an elite grade of A in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. The city also excelled in the category of short-term care with a B+. Finally, we gave Berkeley a B for its nursing score and a B- in the area of long-term care.