With 48,030 people, El Centro, California is a relatively small city. Unfortunately, there is just one nursing home in the city. Sadly, this nursing home didn't fare well in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of D, which is a terrible score. Nationally, most nursing homes received a much higher grade than this facility. We don't have many positive things to say about this nursing home, but it did receive a surprisingly impressive inspection report. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category grades.
This city's only nursing home received an abysmal overall grade, but we wanted to point out its relatively impressive health inspections the past few years. We awarded them a grade of B+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. The second highest grade we gave this city in any category was its long-term care score, where we gave it a B-. In the other categories we looked at, the city received a grade of C for its short-term care grade and a grade of F in the area of nursing. Despite an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade this poor may be an ominous sign for nursing staffing levels.