With a population of 56,587 people, Downers Grove, Illinois is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't offer you too many choices. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city's nursing homes received a strong city grade of B+. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Oak Park, which received a city grade of C. We found Downers Grove to be on a whole other level. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection grades, which is addressed in the next section.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes overall, this city really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many cities fared this well in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. In addition, Downers Grove also performed remarkably well in our short-term care category, where we gave it a grade of A for that area. Finally, this place received a B+ for its nursing score and a C for long-term care.