Valdosta, Georgia is an average size city with 93,704 people. It features just 3 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. With a city grade of B, this city's nursing homes turned out to be good options. This is as good or better than the city grade of the average city in the country. The best part of this city's impressive report card is its nursing homes' inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the facilities in Valdosta performed extremely well in our inspections category. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Valdosta one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. The city received a B in the area of short-term care. In the other categories we looked at, Valdosta earned a B- for its nursing grade and a C in long-term care.