With a population of 51,828 people, Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a small city. There are just 3 nursing homes there, which does not give you too many choices. This small group of facilities received on average an overall grade of B, which is a quality score for the city. This is as good or better than the city grade of the average city in the country. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed remarkably well in our inspections category. In fact, some of its facilities received almost perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Fort Walton Beach received one of our highest scores in that area with an A-. Inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city also received one of our higher grades in the area of long-term care, with a B+. In the other categories we looked at, we gave the city slightly below average grades for our short-term care and nursing areas.