There are five nursing homes in Panama City, Florida, which at least gives you a few options. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a very good city grade of B+. Even with only a few nursing homes, this is still a high quality city grade. In fact, this place's city grade actually superior to the city grade of facilities in the local city of Fort Walton Beach. This is especially impressive in light of the fact that we awarded those nursing homes in Fort Walton Beach a city grade of B, which is a very good grade in its own right. This place's nursing homes are better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any poor grades in any of the major areas discussed below. Additional information about these categories is available in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the facilities in Panama City performed especially 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, Panama City received one of our highest ratings in that category with an A+. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. In addition, Panama City also received an impressive long-term care rating where it earned a grade of B+ in this category. Rounding out its report card, the city received a B+ for short-term care and a B in nursing. We truly found Panama City to be competent in each category we assessed.