With a population of 92,337 people, Broomfield, Colorado is a medium size city. Surprisingly, there are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. This place's limited supply of nursing homes were awarded a quality city grade of B. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the nearby city of Thornton a city grade of D, which is a far below average grade. Clearly, we found the facilities in Broomfield to be in a totally different league than the ones in Thornton. The best aspect of Broomfield's strong profile is its nursing homes' inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
As mentioned above, this city received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to emphasize that some of the city's facilities received nearly perfect health inspections the past few years. We awarded Broomfield an elite grade of A- in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. In addition, Broomfield earned a B+ in our nursing category. Wrapping up its profile, this place received grades of B+ and D for our short-term care and long-term care categories respectively. For the most part, this place's category scores were strong, but this weak long-term care score may indicate some staffing shortages.