With a population of 7,137 people, Algona, Iowa is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city's nursing homes received a strong city grade of B+. This is a better grade than the average city in the nation. The best aspect of Algona's impressive report card was its nursing homes' inspection grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed spectacularly well in terms of its inspection grade. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, Algona received one of our highest ratings in that category with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. In addition, Algona also fared well in the area of nursing with a grade of B+. In the other categories we looked at, the city received a B in our long-term care category and a B- for short-term care.