With 95,666 people, Belleville, Illinois is an average size city. Surprisingly, there are only 3 nursing homes there, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. These facilities didn't really stand out from a quality perspective either. The city received a city grade of C, which is not one of our stronger grades at the city level. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the nearby city of Edwardsville a city grade of F, which is a very poor grade. While neither city received a glowing review, we found the facilities in Belleville to be a better option. Please continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
We wanted to note that this city's inspection rating was better than its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Belleville a grade of B for its inspection grade, which is one of our better grades. Our inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. The next best grade we gave this city in any category was its long-term care score, where it earned a grade of B-. In our final two categories, Belleville earned a B- for its nursing grade and a grade of C in the area of short-term care.