There are only 2 nursing homes in Buchanan, Georgia, servicing a relatively small population of 6,218 people. The small number of nursing homes here received a city grade of C, which is not a strong grade at the city level. We also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Douglasville, which received a below average city grade of D. While neither city received a favorable grade, Buchanan looks like a slightly better option. While this place does not have any nursing homes with elite grades, we were able to find a single decent nursing home in the city.
Despite receiving a somewhat average overall grade, this city performed spectacularly well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Buchanan received one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, the city earned a grade of B for the city's long-term care rating. In our final two categories, we gave the city alarmingly low grades for our nursing and short-term care areas respectively.