With 68,587 people, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. We gave the nursing homes here a first-rate city grade of A. Even with only a few facilities, this is still quite an accomplishment. We were so impressed with Palm Beach Gardens that we ranked it as one of the 50 best cities in the nation. This is impressive considering we ranked thousands of cities around the nation. One of the best aspects of this city's remarkable report card is its nursing homes' inspection grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes overall, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it an A+. Few cities fared this well in this category. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. The city performed remarkably well in the area of short-term care as well. Consequently, the city received an A in this category. Rounding out its straight A report card, this place received an A- for its long-term care score and a grade of A- in nursing.