With 166,616 people, Van Nuys, California is a fairly large metropolitan area. There are 6 nursing homes there, which gives you a variety of options. We gave the nursing homes here a city grade of B-, which is a solid rating. We actually found this city grade was better than the grade we gave the nearby city of Winnetka. With Winnetka receiving such an awful grade, Van Nuys appears to be a better bet. One of the highlights of this city's report card is its nursing homes' strong nursing scores, which we will address in the following section.
This city's nursing homes' overall grade was propped up by its favorable scores in nursing. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B. There are a variety of factors included in this category. Most of these datapoints are tied to levels of nurse staffing. Van Nuys earned a grade of B for our inspections category. In the other categories we looked at, this place were awarded a B in our short-term care category and a C in long-term care.