With a population of 145,459 people, South Bend, Indiana is an average size city. There are 10 nursing homes there, which gives you multiple options to choose from. We gave the nursing homes here a city grade of B-, which is a solid grade. We somewhat surprisingly found this city grade is better than the grade we gave the nearby city of Granger. With Granger receiving such an awful grade, South Bend appears to be a better option. One of the highlights of this place's report card is its nursing homes' impressive inspection reports, which we will address in the following section.
While the nursing homes in South Bend received a decent overall grade, its inspection grade is notably better than its overall grade. Due to some of its nursing homes receiving favorable inspection reports this year, we gave South Bend one of our higher scores in that area with a grade of B+. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. South Bend also received one of our better grades in the area of short-term care, with a grade of B. Rounding out its profile, we awarded the city grades of B and D for our nursing and long-term care categories respectively. Despite otherwise strong category grades, this place's weak short-term care score may be an issue for many people.