There are 5 nursing homes in Newton, Iowa, providing for a population of 20,417 people. We awarded this small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a perfectly respectable rating. We also assessed the facilities in West Des Moines, which received a city grade of B-. While this is a decent score, Newton appears to be a better bet. This place's nursing homes are better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the nursing homes in Newton performed extremely well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received virtually perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded it one of our best grades in that area with a grade of A-. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, Newton also received strong short-term care rating with a B+ in this category. In the last two categories, Newton earned middle of the road grades in our nursing and long-term care categories.