There are 5 nursing homes in Walnut Creek, California, providing for a population of 82,557 people. Despite not having a ton of nursing homes, this city received a top-notch city grade of A-. In fact, this place's city grade even surpassed the city grade of facilities in the local city of Concord. This is particularly impressive in light of the fact that we gave those facilities in Concord a city grade of B+, which is actually a good grade in its own right. We were so impressed with Walnut Creek that we rated it as one of the top 250 cities in the United States.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed extremely well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, it received one of our best ratings in that category with a grade of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Walnut Creek also really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received an A-. Rounding out its straight A report card, this place received excellent grades for our long-term care and nursing categories as well.