Parker, Colorado is an average size city with 84,861 people. The city features only 3 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. With a city grade of B, this city's nursing homes proved to be solid options. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the local city of Commerce City a city grade of F, which is a far below average grade. Clearly, we found the nursing homes in Parker to be in a totally different league than the ones in Commerce City. This city's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection scores, which we will address in the next section.
Part of the reason Parker performed well overall is that many of its facilities excelled in the category of government inspections with a grade of B+. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, the city earned a B+ for its. Wrapping up its profile, this place received grades of B+ and D for our short-term care and long-term care areas respectively. For the most part, this city's category scores were very strong, but its poor long-term care rating may indicate lower levels of nurse staffing.