With 37,157 people, Kankakee, Illinois is a small city. There are only 3 nursing homes there, which doesn't offer you too many options. This city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of B+, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. We found this city grade was considerably better than the city grade of B- received by the nearby city of Bolingbrook. Both cities have some quality nursing homes, but Kankakee appears to be on a whole other level. This place's nursing homes were stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found in the next paragraph.
To go along with its great overall grade, we awarded this city an A in our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. The city also earned one of our better scores in the area of short-term care, with a grade of B+. Wrapping up its report card, Kankakee received a B for its nursing score and a B in long-term care. This place did not have any weak links based on our assessment.