We were able to identify only one nursing home in Fair Oaks, California. Fortunately, its only nursing home received a top-notch overall grade of A. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Carmichael, which received an impressive city grade in its own right. However, we found that this nursing home in Fair Oaks is in a totally different league than most of the nursing homes in Carmichael. One of the best aspects of this place's profile is its short-term care rating. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's sole nursing home performed remarkably well in our short-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Short-term care grades are commonly used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to provide highly graded rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This nursing home also performed remarkably well in the area of nursing. In fact, we gave it an A. Rounding out its quality profile, we awarded the city strong grades in our inspections and long-term care areas as well.