With a population of 22,073 people, Liberal, Kansas is a relatively small city. There are only 3 nursing homes there, which does not offer you too many options. This place's limited supply of nursing homes received a strong city grade of B. This is as good or better than the city grade of most of the cities in the United States. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the facilities in Liberal performed remarkably well in terms of its inspection grade. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A-. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. In addition, the city also received one of our higher scores in our long-term care category, with a B. In our final two categories, this place earned a B- for its short-term care grade and a B- in nursing.