Charles City, Iowa offers just two nursing homes to choose from, so you don't have too many options to choose from. This city's nursing homes received a superb city grade of A, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Cedar Falls, which received a city grade of B+. As impressed as we were with the nursing homes in Cedar Falls, we found Charles City to be even better. We were so impressed with this city that we rated it as one of the 250 best cities in the United States.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed spectacularly well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, Charles City received one of our best scores in that area with a grade of A+. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, we also wanted to emphasize that we gave Charles City an A for our nursing rating. Wrapping up its top notch profile, we awarded the city grades of A- and B+ for our short-term care and long-term care areas respectively.