There is just one nursing home located in Fernandina Beach, Florida, providing for a relatively small population of 31,008 people. Fortunately, its only nursing home received a superb overall grade of A. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the nearby city of Jacksonville a city grade of B, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found this facility in Fernandina Beach to be rated much higher than the ones in Jacksonville. One of the best aspects of Fernandina Beach's profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city's lone nursing home performed especially well in our inspections category. In fact, it received a nearly perfect inspection report this year. Consequently, it received one of our best scores in that area with an A+. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This nursing home also performed remarkably well in our short-term care category, where it earned a grade of A. Wrapping up its first-rate profile, this place were awarded an A- for long-term care and a B+ for nursing.