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. This city received its next best score in the category of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B-, which also isn't too bad. In the last two categories, the city were awarded a C for its long-term care grade and a grade of D in the area of nursing. Although we found the rest of its profile to be respectable, this poor nursing grade isn't a very good sign for levels of nursing staffing.