With a population of 900,273 people, Atlanta, Georgia is among the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. There are 22 nursing homes in the city, which gives you plenty of options. These nursing homes received on average an overall grade of B-, which is not a bad score for the city. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Jonesboro, which received a city grade of D. While we not raving about either city, we found the nursing homes in Atlanta to be a bit better. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
This city received a fairly ordinary overall grade, however, we really wanted to emphasize that some of the nursing homes in the city almost flawless health inspections the past few years. We awarded them an elite grade of A- in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. The second best grade we gave Atlanta in any area was its long-term care rating, where we awarded it a B-. Finally, we gave the city a C for its nursing grade and a C for short-term care.