Dover, Delaware is a relatively small city with 69,187 people. The city features only one nursing home, which is not the selection we were hoping for. Fortunately, its only nursing home received a phenomenal overall grade of A-. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Annapolis. We found the facility in Dover to be in a totally different league than most of the facilities in Annapolis. Topping off a great profile, Dover has the distinction of being one of the top three rated cities in all of Delaware.
As mentioned above, this city's only nursing home received a great overall grade, but we awarded them an impressive grade of A in our short-term care category. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. This area is generally a meaningful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. This city also earned nearly flawless health inspections the past few years, which caused us to award it an elite grade of A- in our inspections category. Rounding out its excellent report card, we gave Dover grades of A- and B+ for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively.