With a population of 19,491 people, Debary, Florida is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not provide you with too many options to choose from. The nursing homes here received a phenomenal city grade of A-. Even with just a couple of facilities, this is still quite an accomplishment. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the nearby city of Sanford a city grade of B, which is also an impressive grade. However, we found the nursing homes in Debary to be in a totally different league than the ones in Sanford. This city's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection grades, which we will address in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the facilities in Debary performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A for this category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection scores weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. In addition, we also wanted to emphasize that we awarded the city an A for our short-term care category. Wrapping up its profile, the city received a grade of B+ for its long-term care score and a B for nursing. Debary really did not have any weak links based on our assessment.