Santa Maria, California is a medium size city with 133,563 people. The city features only 2 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 decent rating. This is comparable with most of the places in the United States. You can continue reading to find more information about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
While its overall grade was fairly ordinary, this city performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Santa Maria an A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. In addition, Santa Maria earned a B in our short-term care category. In the last two categories, this place received a B- for its long-term care grade and a B- in the area of nursing.