With a population of 145,459 people, South Bend, Indiana is an average size city. Surprisingly, there are only 4 nursing homes in the city, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. We awarded this relatively small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a very solid score. We found this city grade was considerably better than the city grade of D received by the nearby city of Niles. If you happen to be choosing between these two cities, South Bend appears to be the clear favorite. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' short-term care scores, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well overall, South Bend received one of our better scores in our short-term care rating where it received a grade of B+. Cities with these types of short-term care ratings typically have plenty of facilities offering physical therapy, occupational therapy and other services related to rehabilitation. South Bend also fared well in the category of health inspections with a grade of B+. In our final two categories, the city received a B in our nursing category and a grade of C for long-term care.