With a population of 23,797 people, Hays, Kansas is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which does not give you too many choices. The nursing homes here received a strong city grade of B+. Even with only a couple of nursing homes, this is still an impressive city grade. This is a well above average grade with the overwhelming majority of places receiving a lower score. The best aspect of this city's strong report card is its nursing homes' inspection scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
On top of having quality nursing homes overall, this city really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A-. Not many cities fared this well in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. Hays also earned one of our higher scores in our nursing category, with a grade of B+. Wrapping up its quality profile, this place were awarded a B for its long-term care score and a grade of B for short-term care. Hays really did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.