There are only 2 nursing homes in Denison, Iowa, servicing a population of 9,838 people. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a superb city grade of A-. Even with only a few facilities, this is still quite an achievement. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the nearby city of Council Bluffs a city grade of B, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found the nursing homes in Denison to be in a totally different league than the ones in Council Bluffs. This city's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection grades, which you can find in the next paragraph.
In addition to having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Not many cities fared this well in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. In addition, we also wanted to point out that we awarded the city an A- for our nursing rating. Wrapping up its quality profile, we awarded the city a B+ for its long-term care grade and a B for short-term care. We truly found this city to be competent in each category we assessed.