Grinnell, Iowa is an average size city with 11,536 people. It has only 3 nursing homes, which doesn't give you too many choices. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city received an excellent city grade of A. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the nearby city of West Des Moines a city grade of B-, which is not a bad grade. However, we found the facilities in Grinnell to be in a totally different league than the ones in West Des Moines. One of the major highlights of this place's exemplary profile is its nursing homes' inspection grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Grinnell performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Grinnell a grade of A+ for this category, which is one of our best scores. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. The city also performed remarkably well in our nursing category, where it earned an A for that category. Rounding out its first-rate report card, the city earned an A- for short-term care and a B+ for long-term care.