With a population of 49,581 people, Ankeny, Iowa is a small city. There are only 3 nursing homes there, which does not provide you with too many options. We awarded the nursing homes here an excellent city grade of A-. Even with just a couple of facilities, this is still a great achievement. This city has the distinction of being one of the 250 best cities in the country. This is impressive since we ranked thousands of cities around the country. Finally, this city's category grades were every bit as impressive as its overall city grade. You can find more information about these in the next section.
On top of having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Very few cities performed better in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We also wanted to emphasize that we awarded the city an A- in our nursing category. Rounding out its first-rate report card, we gave Ankeny grades of A- and B+ for our short-term care and long-term care categories respectively.