With a population of 36,980 people, Marion, Iowa is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't give you too many options to choose from. This city's nursing homes received a first-rate city grade of A-, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. In fact, Marion turned out to be the fourth best city in Iowa according to our ratings. This city's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection scores, which you can find in the next paragraph.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes on the whole, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it a grade of A. Very few cities performed better in this area. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, Marion performed extremely well in our nursing category as well. As a result, we awarded Marion an A- in this area. Wrapping up its phenomenal report card, this place earned a grade of A- for its short-term care grade and a B+ for long-term care.