With a population of 8,930 people, Litchfield, Illinois is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes there, which does not give you too many options to choose from. We awarded this relatively small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a perfectly respectable score. We found this city grade is considerably better than the city grade of D received by the nearby city of Florissant. If you are choosing between these places, Litchfield appears to be the likely winner. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes overall, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it a grade of A+. Very few cities fared this well in this area. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. We also wanted to point out that we awarded Litchfield an A for our long-term care category. Lastly, Litchfield earned a C for its nursing rating and a grade of D for short-term care. Clearly, short-term care proved to be its weak link, but one bad category grade shouldn't shape your entire perception of the city.