Novato, California is a relatively small city with 58,652 people. The city features only one nursing home, which is fewer than we were hoping for. Sadly, this facility was awarded an overall grade of D, which is a very weak score. Nationally, most nursing homes received a much higher score than this facility. If you aren't deterred by this place's report card, feel free to continue reading to learn more about its nursing homes' category grades. This city's nursing homes surprisingly fared decently in inspections for example.
This city's only nursing home received an abysmal overall grade, but we wanted to point out its respectable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them a C in that category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. Novato's next best category was nursing where we awarded it a C in this area. In the other categories we looked at, the city received a C for its short-term care grade and a grade of D in long-term care. Despite an otherwise respectable profile, a long-term care rating in this range may be concerning for some people.