With a population of 24,246 people, Ottawa, Illinois is a relatively small city. There are just 3 nursing homes there, which does not give you too many options. We awarded the nursing homes in this city an excellent city grade of B+. Even with only a few facilities, this is still a high quality city grade. In fact, this is one of the fifteen highest rated cities in the state of Illinois. We were also pleased to find a few facilities in the city with grades of A- or better. These facilities should be at the top of your list.
As mentioned above, this city received a great overall grade, but we especially wanted to point out that some of the city's facilities received almost perfect health inspections the past few years. We gave Ottawa an impressive grade of A for this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively insignificant. We also wanted to emphasize that we gave Ottawa an A- in our short-term care category. In our final two categories, Ottawa received middle of the road grades in our nursing and long-term care categories.