Our data for Ottumwa, Iowa is based on just one nursing home we found there. Sadly, this nursing home did not fare well in our assessment. We awarded it a grade of D, which is an abysmal grade. This score is about as bad as it gets and certainly raises some major red flags. We don't have too many good things to say about this nursing home, but it did receive a surprisingly impressive inspection rating. You can continue reading to learn more about inspections and other category grades.
Despite receiving an abysmal overall grade, this city's nursing home performed favorably in our inspections category. In fact, it received a relatively impressive government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our higher scores in that area with a B+. Inspection ratings are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid nursing homes that have severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. The next highest grade we gave this city in any area was its nursing grade, where it received a B-. In the other categories we looked at, Ottumwa were awarded a C for its short-term care score and a grade of F in long-term care. In spite of an otherwise respectable profile, a long-term care grade of this caliber may be concerning for some prospective residents.