Owensboro, Kentucky is a medium size city with 81,349 people. The city has only 3 nursing homes, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. While this place didn't have a ton of nursing homes, this city received a world class city grade of A. This city is ranked number 73 on our list of the best cities for nursing homes in the country. This is impressive considering we assessed thousands of cities around the country. Lastly, this city's category grades were just as strong as its city grade. You can learn more about these in the next section.
This city received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to emphasize that some of the city's facilities received nearly perfect health inspections the past few years. We gave Owensboro an elite grade of A+ for this area. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. The city performed spectacularly well in the area of nursing as well. As a result, we awarded it a grade of A in that category. Wrapping up its straight A report card, this place received top notch grades for our short-term care and long-term care categories as well.