With a population of 69,187 , Dover, Delaware is a small city. There are 5 nursing homes there, which gives you a few options to choose from. This place's nursing homes received a first-rate city grade of A-, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. In fact, this place's city grade far surpassed the city grade of facilities in the local city of Essex. While the nursing homes in Essex are not terrible, we found Dover to be in a totally different league. Lastly, Dover has the distinction of being one of the ten highest rated cities in Delaware.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's nursing homes performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Dover an A for this category, which is one of our best scores. Arguably the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. The city performed remarkably well in the category of short-term care as well. As a result, Dover received an A- in that area. Wrapping up its excellent report card, this place received an A- for nursing and a B in long-term care.