With six nursing homes in the city, there are a fair number of facilities in Waterloo, Iowa. We gave this city a solid city grade of B- based on the quality of its nursing homes. This is just about average by national standards, which is nothing to be ashamed of. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
While its overall score was fairly ordinary, this city's nursing homes performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. In addition, the city also fared well in the category of government nursing with a B. In our final two categories, this place earned a B for short-term care and a C in long-term care.