With 89,275 people, San Marcos, California is medium size city. Amazingly, there is only one nursing home there. Unfortunately, this nursing home did not fare well in our assessment. We gave it a grade of D, which is a very poor score. Nationally, most nursing homes received a much better score than this place. We really don't have too many positive things to say about this nursing home, but its best category grade was in the area of short-term care. You can continue reading to learn more about this.
Despite receiving an abysmal overall grade, this city's sole nursing home performed decently in the area of short-term care. It received a B- in that area. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other types of therapy. San Marcos's inspection grade appears to be its second best feature. It received a B- in this category. In the other categories we looked at, we gave the city grades of C and D for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively. In spite of otherwise respectable category grades, this city's weak long-term care rating may be a concern for many people.