Dubuque, Iowa offers 10 nursing homes to choose from, which is a decent selection. The nursing homes here received a phenomenal city grade of A-. 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 also a good score. Nevertheless, we found the facilities in Dubuque to be rated even higher than the ones in Marion. Lastly, Dubuque has the distinction of being the thirteenth best city in all of Iowa according to our ratings.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing homes received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to point out that some of the city's facilities received nearly perfect health inspections the past few years. We gave Dubuque an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. In addition, Dubuque also earned one of our higher grades in our long-term care category, with a B+. Rounding out its quality profile, Dubuque received strong grades for our nursing and short-term care areas as well.