Columbus, Georgia is a large metropolitan area with 173,903 people. It features just 2 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. Despite not having a ton of nursing homes, its nursing homes received a world class city grade of A-. This city is ranked number 156 on our list of the best cities for nursing homes in the nation. This is impressive considering we ranked thousands of cities around the nation. This city's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection ratings, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
In addition to having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Few cities earned a better grade in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. We also awarded this city a grade of A- in our long-term care rating. Wrapping up its straight A report card, we awarded the city an A- in our nursing category and a grade of A- in short-term care.