Effingham, Illinois is an average size city with 19,096 people. It has just 3 nursing homes, which does not give you too many choices. This city received a city grade of C based on its overall nursing home quality. This is not a strong city score. We found that most cities received a B or higher, leaving this city on the wrong side of average. One of the better aspects of this place's report card is its nursing homes' impressive inspection scores, which you can find in the next section.
We wanted to note that this city's inspection rating outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Effingham a B+ for its inspection score, which is one of our better grades. Our inspection scores are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Effingham received its second best grade in the category of long-term care, where we gave it a grade of C, which is also a respectable grade. In the last two categories, we gave the city a C for short-term care and a C in the area of nursing.