There are only 2 nursing homes in Newton, Kansas, providing for a population of 21,852 people. The nursing homes here received a phenomenal city grade of A-. Even with only a few nursing homes, this is still quite an achievement. We found this city grade is even better than the city grade of B received by the nearby city of Salina. Both cities have some quality nursing homes, but Newton appears to be an even better choice. This city's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection ratings, which we will address in the next paragraph.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing homes received a strong overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of its facilities received almost flawless health inspections the past few years. We gave Newton an impressive grade of A- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. The city performed spectacularly well in the category of nursing as well. Consequently, we gave it an A- in this category. Wrapping up its impressive profile, this place were awarded a B+ for its long-term care grade and a B in short-term care. Newton did not have any weak links based on our assessment.