There are only 3 nursing homes located in Merritt Island, Florida, servicing a relatively small population of 42,635 people. This small group of facilities earned on average an overall grade of B-, which isn't a bad score for the city. We found this city grade was considerably better than the city grade of D received by the nearby city of Rockledge. If you happen to be choosing between these cities, Merritt Island appears to be a no brainer. Please continue reading to find more information about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
We wanted to note that this city's nursing rating was better than its overall grade. In fact, we gave Merritt Island a grade of B in this category, which is one of our higher grades. Our nursing rating considers several subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. In addition, the city also earned one of our better scores in the area of short-term care, with a B. Rounding out its report card, Merritt Island earned a B for its inspections score and a B in long-term care.