With a population of 134,152 people, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is a moderately populated city. There are 9 nursing homes there, which provides you with a few choices. Impressively, this place's nursing homes received a superb city grade of A-. This is an achievement for any city, but it is even more impressive when you consider the number of nursing homes here. In fact, this is one of the top 500 cities in the entire country. This is impressive given that we ranked thousands of cities around the country. Finally, this city's category grades were just as strong as its city grade. You can read more about these in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Cedar Rapids performed spectacularly well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, the city received one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, Cedar Rapids also performed extremely well in our short-term care category, where we gave it an A- for that area. Rounding out its quality profile, the city earned strong grades for our nursing and long-term care areas as well.