With a population of 23,969 , Wheat Ridge, Colorado is a relatively small city. There are just 3 nursing homes there, which does not offer you too many choices. This place's limited supply of nursing homes were awarded a quality city grade of B. This is as good or better than the city grade of most of the cities in the country. This city's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. In addition, Wheat Ridge received a B+ in the area of nursing. In the last two categories, we awarded the city middle of the road grades for our short-term care and long-term care areas.