With 20,961 people, Gardner, Kansas is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not offer you too many options to choose from. This city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of B+, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. In fact, this place's city grade was even better than the city grade of nursing homes in the nearby city of Shawnee. This is particularly impressive in light of the fact that we gave those nursing homes in Shawnee a city grade of B, which is actually a good grade in its own right. The best aspect of this city's impressive report card is its nursing homes' inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
This city's nursing homes received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to point out that some of the city's facilities received almost flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave Gardner an impressive grade of A for this area. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. In addition, Gardner also received an impressive nursing rating where it received a B+ in this area. Rounding out its report card, we awarded the city favorable scores for our short-term care and long-term care categories as well.