Pittsburg, California is a medium size city with 84,641 people. It has only 2 nursing homes, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. This relatively small group of nursing homes received on average an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score for the city. This is just about average by national standards, which is nothing to be ashamed of. Finally, this place's nursing homes received consistent grades in each of the other areas we looked at. Additional information about these categories can be found in the next paragraph.
While its overall rating was not elite, this city performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Pittsburg earned a B in the area of short-term care. In our final two categories, this place were awarded a B- for its long-term care rating and a B- in nursing.