There are only 4 nursing homes located in Newton, Iowa, providing for a relatively small population of 20,417 people. This relatively small group of facilities earned on average an overall grade of B, which is a quality score for the city. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of West Des Moines, which received a city grade of B-. While there's nothing wrong with this grade, we found the nursing homes Newton to be better on the whole. This city's profile was also consistent as it did not receive a single weak category grade either. You can learn more about these in the next paragraph.
In addition to having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in our nursing category where the city earned a grade of A-. Not many cities fared this well in this area. With a nursing grade in this range we'd expect most of the nursing homes in Newton to have high levels of nurse staffing. In addition, we also wanted to emphasize that we awarded Newton a grade of A- for our short-term care category. Rounding out its report card, we gave Newton strong grades for our inspections and long-term care areas as well.