Dubuque, Iowa offers 10 nursing homes to choose from, which is a decent selection. The nursing homes here received a very good city grade of B+. This is especially impressive when you consider the number of facilities in the city. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the nearby city of Marion a city grade of B-, which is not a bad grade. Nevertheless, we found the facilities in Dubuque to be on a whole other level than the ones in Marion. On top of this, Dubuque is one of the twenty five highest rated cities in Iowa. This datapoint is also a reminder that Iowa has a long list of cities with high quality nursing homes.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes on the whole, this city really excelled in the area of inspections, where we gave it a grade of A. Very few cities earned a better grade in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, Dubuque earned a B+ for the city's nursing rating. Rounding out its profile, Dubuque received a B in our short-term care category and a B in the area of long-term care. We found Dubuque to be very strong in every category.