There are just 2 nursing homes in Alamosa, Colorado, providing for a population of 14,675 people. Despite only having a couple of nursing homes, this city received a top-notch city grade of A. In fact, this is one of the three highest rated cities in the state of Colorado. Finally, this city's category grades were just as strong as its city grade. You can read more about these in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the facilities in Alamosa performed especially well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Alamosa received one of our highest ratings in that area with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. In addition, Alamosa also performed extremely well in the area of short-term care, where we gave it an A- for that category. Wrapping up its first-rate profile, we awarded the city grades of A- and B+ for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively.