There are five facilities in Lakeland, Florida, so at least you have a few choices. We gave this city a city grade of B based on its overall nursing home quality. This is as good or better than the city grade of the average city in the country. This city's report card is also very consistent as it didn't receive a single poor category grade either. You can learn more about these in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city's nursing homes performed especially well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received almost flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, it received one of our highest ratings in that category with a grade of A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. In addition, Lakeland earned a B for the city's nursing rating. Lastly, we awarded the city a grade of B for its long-term care score and a B- in short-term care.