With two nursing homes in the city, there are only a couple of choices in Spencer, Iowa. We awarded the nursing homes in this city an excellent city grade of A-. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still a great achievement. We were so impressed with Spencer that we rated it as one of the top ten rated cities in Iowa. The best part of Spencer's strong report card was its nursing homes' inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the facilities in Spencer performed spectacularly well in terms of its inspection grade. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an A-. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We also awarded Spencer an A- in our long-term care rating. Wrapping up its top notch profile, we gave the city grades of A- and B+ for our nursing and short-term care areas respectively.