With just two nursing homes in the city, you only have a couple of options to choose from in La Jolla, California. We awarded the nursing homes here an excellent city grade of B+. Even with only a couple of nursing homes, this is still a great sign. We also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of El Cajon, which received a city grade of B. As good as the nursing homes are in El Cajon, we found La Jolla to be rated even higher. This city's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' nursing scores, which we will address in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the facilities in La Jolla performed extremely well in terms of its nursing grade. The city received one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A. High end scores in this category usually mean the city's facilities offer impressive levels of staffing. In addition, La Jolla also really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an A. Wrapping up its profile, this place earned grades of A- and C for our inspections and long-term care areas respectively. Setting aside its long-term care rating, this place's other grades were outstanding.