With a population of 36,692 people, Waycross, Georgia is a relatively small city. There are only 3 nursing homes there, which doesn't offer you too many options to choose from. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of B+. We were so impressed with Waycross that we rated it as one of the top 500 cities in the country. This is impressive given that we ranked thousands of cities around the country. The best part of Waycross's strong profile is its nursing homes' inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
On top of having quality nursing homes overall, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it an A. Not many cities earned a better grade in this area. Our inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We also awarded this city an A- for our long-term care category. In our final two categories, the city were awarded a grade of B for its short-term care score and a grade of B- for nursing.