With a population of 116,272 people, Athens, Georgia is a medium size city. Surprisingly, there are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. This city received a decent city grade of B- for an overall score. In fact, this place's city grade far surpassed the city grade of facilities in the nearby city of Tucker. While this grade are not that bad, we found Athens to be in a totally different league. One of the major highlights of this place's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the following paragraph.
This city's nursing homes received a somewhat average overall grade, but we really would like to emphasize that some of its facilities virtually perfect health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, Athens also received an impressive short-term care score where it received a B in this category. Lastly, Athens earned slightly below average grades for our long-term care and nursing areas.