Downey, California is a medium size city with 111,772 people. It has just 4 nursing homes, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. These facilities were awarded on average an overall grade of D. This is a sign that this city has some really poor nursing homes. While this city received a concerning city grade, we did find one facility that received a better grade than the rest. Even this place was actually fairly mediocre by national standards. The only positive thing we can really say about this place is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about these categories is available below.
While its overall rating was awful, the nursing homes in Downey performed better in our inspection category. We awarded the city a B- for this category. We believe that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. In this regard, we especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. Surprisingly, we also gave this city a grade of B- for its long-term care grade. In our final two categories, the city received a C for its nursing score and a C in the area of short-term care.