With just two nursing homes in the city, there are only a couple of options to choose from in Apopka, Florida. The nursing homes in this city received a first-rate city grade of A. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still quite an achievement. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Orlando, which received a city grade of B+. As good as the nursing homes are in Orlando, we found Apopka to be on a whole other level. One of the major highlights of this city's exemplary profile is its nursing homes' inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, the nursing homes in Apopka performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city a grade of A for this category, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. In addition, Apopka performed spectacularly well in terms of its short-term care grade as well. As a result, we awarded it an A- in that category. Rounding out its straight A report card, the city earned a grade of A- for its long-term care rating and an A- in the area of nursing.