Columbus, Indiana is a relatively small city with 67,468 people. It features 5 nursing homes, which is a decent selection for a city of this size. We gave this city a solid city grade of B- for an overall score. This is a middle of the pack grade compared to other cities in the nation. This city was stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have terrible scores in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found in the next section.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, the nursing homes in Columbus performed remarkably well in our inspections category. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, we awarded Columbus one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. In addition, Columbus also received strong short-term care score with a B in this category. In our final two categories, we gave the city a B- for its long-term care score and a grade of B- in nursing.