There are two facilities in Rock Rapids, Iowa, which at least gives you a few options. These facilities didn't really stand out from a quality perspective either. The city received a city grade of C, which is not one of our better scores at the city level. Nationally, most cities received a higher score than this city. One of the highlights of this place's report card is its nursing homes' strong inspection reports, which you can find in the following paragraph.
While the nursing homes in Rock Rapids received a decent overall grade, its inspection grade is notably more impressive than its overall score. Due to some of its facilities receiving favorable inspection reports this year, we gave Rock Rapids one of our higher scores in this category with a grade of B. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. This city's next best score came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-. Finally, Rock Rapids received slightly below average grades for our nursing and long-term care categories.