With 8,251 people, Winterset, Iowa is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't offer you too many choices. We gave this city a city grade of C for an overall score. This is not a strong city grade. This grade is not necessarily the end of the world, but it is well below average by national standards. The best part of this place's report card was is its nursing rating. Nursing is discussed in the next section.
We wanted to note that this city's nursing score outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we gave Winterset a grade of B in this area, which is one of our higher scores. Our nursing score focuses on a facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. The next best score we gave this place in any area was its inspection grade, where we awarded it a C. In the last two categories, we gave the city grades of C and D for our long-term care and short-term care categories respectively. Despite an otherwise respectable performance, this place's weak short-term care score could be concerning for people who need rehabilitation services.