With a population of 22,409 people, Mattoon, Illinois is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not give you too many options. Sadly, these nursing homes did not excel from a quality standpoint. Its nursing homes received a city grade of D, which is a terrible score at the city level. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Decatur, which received a terrible city grade of F. While neither city received a favorable grade, Mattoon appears to be the better option. We really don't have too many good things to say about this city's facilities, but their best category was short-term care scores. You can continue reading to learn more about this.
While its overall grade was terrible, this city performed decently in short-term care. We gave the city a B- for this category. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We also wanted to point out the city's decent health inspections the past few years. In fact, we awarded it a grade of C in that area. In our final two categories, this place were awarded a C in our long-term care category and a grade of D for nursing. Although we found the rest of its profile to be acceptable, this nursing rating isn't a very good sign for levels of nursing staffing.