With 27,132 people, Palatka, Florida is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which does not offer you too many options to choose from. This city's nursing homes received a very good city grade of B+, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. This is a better score than the average city in the United States. 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, many of the facilities in Palatka performed spectacularly well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, the city received one of our highest ratings in that category with an A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Palatka also really excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of A. In the last two categories, the city received middle of the pack grades for our short-term care and nursing categories.