There are four nursing homes in Monterey, California, so at least you have a few options. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city received an excellent city grade of A-. We also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Watsonville, which received a decent city grade in its own right. However, we found the facilities in Monterey to be rated much higher than the ones in Watsonville. On top of this, Monterey is also one of the 500 best cities in the United States.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed extremely well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Monterey one of our highest ratings in that category with an A-. Inspection ratings are tied to several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Monterey also performed spectacularly well in the area of nursing, where it earned an A- for that category. Wrapping up its first-rate profile, Monterey earned grades of A- and B+ for our short-term care and long-term care categories respectively.