With just two nursing homes in the city, there are only a couple of options to choose from in Litchfield, Illinois. We awarded this small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a quality rating. This is as good or better than the city grade of the average city in the nation. The best aspect of this city's impressive report card is its nursing homes' inspection ratings. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
This city received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to point out that some of its facilities received virtually flawless health inspections the past few years. We awarded Litchfield an elite grade of A for this category. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. We also awarded this city a grade of A in our long-term care rating. Finally, the city were awarded a C for its nursing score and a grade of D in the area of short-term care. Clearly, short-term care proved to be this city's Achilles heel, but a single poor category grade shouldn't shape your entire perception of the city.