With a population of 59,488 people, Wheaton, Illinois is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't provide you with too many options to choose from. We gave this city a city grade of B- for an overall score. This is just about average by national standards, which is perfectly respectable. Please continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
Despite receiving a somewhat average overall grade, this city performed remarkably well in our inspections category. In fact, some of its facilities received almost flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Wheaton one of our highest ratings in that area with an A. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. In addition, the city also excelled in the category of long-term care with a B. In the other categories we looked at, the city were awarded a grade of B- for its short-term care rating and a grade of D in nursing. In spite of an otherwise respectable profile, a nursing grade of this caliber may be an ominous sign for levels of nurse staffing.