Oakland, California offers far more nursing homes to choose from than the overwhelming majority of cities in California. These nursing homes were awarded on average an overall grade of B, which is a good grade for the city. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Burlingame. We found the nursing homes in Oakland to be in a totally different league than the ones in Burlingame. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Oakland performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A- for this category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. In addition, Oakland also received an impressive nursing grade where it received a grade of B in this area. Wrapping up its quality report card, we gave Oakland a B for short-term care and a B in the area of long-term care. We found this city to be competent in each category we assessed.