With just two nursing homes in the city, you only have a few options in Paola, Kansas. These nursing homes didn't really stand out from a quality point of view either. The city received a city grade of C, which is not one of our better scores at the city level. We found that most cities received a B or higher, leaving Paola on the wrong side of average. The best part of this place's report card was its nursing homes' stellar inspection grades. We discuss inspections in the following section.
While its overall score was somewhat average, we awarded Paola an A- for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. The city earned a B in the area of short-term care. In our final two categories, the city earned a C for long-term care and a grade of D for nursing. Although we found its other categories to be respectable, this nursing score is not a good sign for nursing staffing levels.