Altoona, Iowa has only two nursing homes to choose from, so you have relatively limited options. With a city grade of B, this city's nursing homes proved to be solid options. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the local city of Marshalltown a city grade of B-, which is also a decent grade. Sizing both cities up, we found the facilities in Altoona to be slightly stronger the ones in Marshalltown. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
This city's nursing homes received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that we gave Altoona an elite grade of A- in the category of short-term care. Cities with these types of short-term care ratings typically have nursing homes offering physical therapy, highly skilled nursing and other services related to rehabilitation. Altoona received quality inspection reports this year as well, receiving a grade of B+ in this category. Wrapping up its report card, the city earned grades of B and D for our nursing and long-term care categories respectively. For the most part, we were pleased with this place's category grades, but it really struggled in the area of long-term care.