Santa Paula, California is a relatively small city with 32,811 people. The city has just one nursing home, which is not the selection we were hoping for. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. This is as good or better than the city grade of most of the cities in the country. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing grade, which is addressed in the next section.
One of the reasons this city's only nursing home performed well overall is that it excelled in the category of nursing with a B+. There are many subcategories included in this grade. Most of the criteria relate to levels of nurse staffing. This facility also received one of our higher grades in the area of short-term care, where it received a B+. Rounding out its strong profile, the city earned a B in our long-term care category and a B in the area of inspections. This place really did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.