With 156,391 people, Cape Coral, Florida is a fairly large metropolitan area. Surprisingly, there are only 3 nursing homes there, which is not as many as we expected in a city of this size. The nursing homes in this city received a phenomenal city grade of A-. Even with a relatively limited selection of nursing homes, this is still quite an accomplishment. This is a better score than most of the cities in the country. This city's profile was also consistent as it didn't receive a single poor category grade either. You can find more information about these in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, the nursing homes in Cape Coral performed especially well in our inspections category. In fact, some of its facilities received almost perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Cape Coral received one of our highest ratings in that category with an A. Our inspection scores are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. The city performed remarkably well in the area of short-term care as well. Consequently, we awarded it an A in that category. Wrapping up its quality profile, Cape Coral earned strong grades for our nursing and long-term care areas as well.