With 40,470 people, Ashland, Kentucky is a relatively small city. There are just 4 nursing homes in the city, which does not offer you too many options to choose from. This city's limited supply of nursing homes received a city grade of B. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Portsmouth, which received a city grade of F. We found Ashland to be in a totally different league. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
On top of having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Not many cities earned a better grade in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. Ashland earned a B+ for our long-term care category. In our final two categories, the city received middle of the road grades for our short-term care and nursing areas.