Santa Maria, California is a medium size city with 133,563 people. It features just 4 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. This city's nursing homes received a phenomenal city grade of A-, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. This is a well above average grade with the overwhelming majority of cities receiving a lower score. This city's profile is also very consistent as it didn't receive a single weak category grade either. You can read more about these in the next paragraph.
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded the nursing homes in Santa Maria a grade of A- in our short-term care category. Short-term care grades of this caliber are a good sign for the quality of rehabilitation at the nursing homes in this city. We also awarded this city an A- for our nursing rating. Rounding out its first-rate profile, Santa Maria received grades of A- and B for our inspections and long-term care areas respectively.