Santa Maria, California is a medium size city with 133,563 people. The city features only 4 nursing homes, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. We awarded this relatively small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a quality rating. This is an average city grade nationally, which is perfectly respectable. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
To go along with its great overall grade, we awarded Santa Maria an A- for our inspections category. Inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. The city earned a B+ for its. In the other categories we looked at, the city received a B for short-term care and a grade of B- for long-term care.