Jefferson, Iowa is an average size city with 5,228 people. The city has only 2 nursing homes, which doesn't give you too many options to choose from. This place's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of A-, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. We found this city grade was considerably better than the city grade of B- received by the nearby city of Des Moines. Both cities have some quality nursing homes, but Jefferson appears to be in a totally different league. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection ratings, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Jefferson performed remarkably well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received virtually perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, it received one of our highest ratings in that area with an A. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We also wanted to emphasize that we awarded Jefferson a grade of A- for our nursing rating. Wrapping up its profile, this place earned a B+ for its long-term care rating and a B+ for short-term care. We found this place to be very strong in each category we assessed.