With a population of 79,890 , Arlington Heights, Illinois is a medium size city. Surprisingly, there are only 4 nursing homes in the city, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. The nursing homes in this city received a strong city grade of B+. Even with just a few nursing homes, this is still an impressive city grade. This city has the distinction of being one of the twenty five highest rated cities in Illinois. This datapoint is also a reminder that this state has plenty of cities with excellent facilities. The best part of Arlington Heights's impressive profile is its nursing homes' short-term care scores. We discuss short-term care in the following paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Arlington Heights performed especially well in the area of short-term care. We awarded it one of our highest ratings in that category with a grade of A. With a short-term care rating in this range we'd expect most of the nursing homes here to offer high levels of physical and occupational therapy staffing. In addition, Arlington Heights performed remarkably well in our inspections category as well. In fact, some of its facilities received virtually perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, it received an A- in that area. Rounding out its report card, the city received grades of B+ and D for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively. Generally speaking, we were pleased with this place's grades, but it really struggled in the area of long-term care.