Our data for Palm Coast, Florida is based on just one nursing home we found in the city. We gave the city's lone nursing home a grade of B-, which is a a decent rating. This is just about average by national standards, which is nothing to be ashamed of. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the following paragraph.
This city's sole nursing home received a fairly ordinary overall grade, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless health inspections the past few years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. This city also performed extremely well in the area of long-term care. In fact, it received an A-. In the other categories we looked at, we awarded the city grades of B- and D for our short-term care and nursing areas respectively. Even with an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade of this caliber may be an ominous sign for levels of nurse staffing.