With 212,318 people, Des Moines, Iowa is a fairly large city. There are 12 nursing homes in the city, which gives you a variety of choices. These nursing homes received on average an overall grade of B-, which is a solid rating for the city. This is comparable with most of the places in the United States. One of the highlights of this city's profile is its nursing homes' impressive inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
This city's nursing homes' best category grade came in the area of health inspections. In this category, we gave the city a B+. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. The city also received one of our higher grades in our nursing category, with a B+. Lastly, we gave the city a B- for its short-term care grade and a B- in long-term care.