With 33,458 people, New Smyrna Beach, Florida is a relatively small city. Unfortunately, there is only one nursing home there. We were relieved to discover that, this place's sole nursing home received an excellent grade of A, so at least there is one great option. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Deland, which has some good nursing homes of its own. However, we found that this facility in New Smyrna Beach was in a totally different league than most of the facilities in Deland. While this looks like a fine option, we would not blame you if you want to explore nursing homes in other cities.
This city's lone nursing home received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to point out its nearly perfect health inspections in recent years. We awarded it an elite grade of A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. This facility also performed spectacularly well in our short-term care category. In fact, it earned an A. Wrapping up its phenomenal report card, we gave New Smyrna Beach grades of A- and B for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively.