Ottumwa, Iowa has just three nursing homes to choose from, so you don't have too many options to choose from. This place's limited supply of nursing homes were awarded a strong city grade of B. This is as good or better than the city grade of most of the cities in the United States. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
On top of having quality nursing homes overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where we gave it an A. Very few cities earned a better grade in this category. Our inspection grades are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Ottumwa earned a grade of B+ in the area of nursing. In our final two categories, we gave the city a B- for its short-term care grade and a C in the area of long-term care.