With a population of 13,755 , Atchison, Kansas is a small city. There are just 3 nursing homes in the city, which does not provide you with too many choices. These nursing homes here earned this place a city grade of B. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Blue Springs. We found the nursing homes in Atchison to be in a totally different league than the ones in Blue Springs. This city's profile is also consistent as it didn't receive a single poor category grade either. You can read more about these in the next section.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing homes received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to point out that some of its facilities received almost flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave Atchison an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. Atchison also received one of our better scores in the area of long-term care, with a B+. Lastly, we gave Atchison middle of the road grades for our nursing and short-term care areas.