Visalia, California offers only four nursing homes to choose from, which is a limited selection. We gave this city a city grade of C based on its overall nursing home quality. This is not a great city grade. This grade unfortunately is on the wrong side of the national average. This place is better in some categories than others, but it did not have terrible scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available in the next section.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection grade outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Visalia a grade of B for its inspection grade, which is one of our better grades. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. In addition, the city earned a B in our long-term care category. Lastly, we gave the city a grade of B- for nursing and a C for short-term care.