With just three nursing homes in the city, you only have a couple of choices in Chicago Heights, Illinois. These facilities earned on average an overall grade of F. This reflects the fact that this city has some really poor facilities. We looked at the individual nursing homes in the city and we didn't see any great options as not a single nursing home here received an above average grade. Surprisingly, we were able to give this city's facilities some positive feedback for our inspections category, which you can read more about below.
While its overall grade was awful, we awarded Chicago Heights a B for our inspections rating. This category clearly wasn't the source of its alarming overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. The next category we assessed is short-term care, where we gave this city a grade of just D. In our final two categories, this place received rock bottom grades in our nursing and long-term care areas respectively.