There are just 2 nursing homes in Denison, Iowa, providing for a relatively small population of 9,838 people. With a city grade of B, this city's nursing homes proved to be good options. This is as good or better than the city grade of the average city in the nation. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the facilities in Denison performed especially well in our inspections category. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, Denison received one of our best scores in that category with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. In addition, Denison also excelled in the area of nursing with a B+. In our final two categories, the city earned a B for short-term care and a grade of B- for long-term care.