With 31,591 people, Marshalltown, Iowa is a relatively small city. There are only 3 nursing homes there, which doesn't offer you too many choices. These nursing homes here earned this place a quality city grade of B. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of West Des Moines, which has some decent nursing homes of its own. Nevertheless, we found the nursing homes in Marshalltown to be rated a bit higher than the ones in West Des Moines. The best aspect of this city's impressive report card was its nursing homes' inspection ratings. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Marshalltown performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded its facilities a grade of A for this category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. In addition, Marshalltown earned a B+ for the city's short-term care rating. Lastly, Marshalltown were awarded a B for its nursing rating and a grade of C for long-term care.