With a population of 49,121 people, Encinitas, California is a small city. There are just 3 nursing homes in the city, which does not give you too many options to choose from. This city's nursing homes received a world class city grade of A-, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. We were so impressed with Encinitas that we ranked it as one of the top 250 cities in the nation. This is impressive considering we assessed thousands of cities around the nation. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection ratings, which you can find in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the facilities in Encinitas performed remarkably well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A. Inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. We also awarded Encinitas an A in our short-term care category. Wrapping up its phenomenal report card, the city earned an A- for nursing and a grade of B+ for long-term care.