With just two nursing homes in the city, there are only a few options to choose from in Deridder, Louisiana. This relatively small group of nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B, which is a quality score for the city. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Alexandria. We found the facilities in Deridder to be rated much higher than the ones in Alexandria. The best part of this city's impressive profile is its nursing homes' inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's nursing homes performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Deridder an A for this category, which is one of our highest scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. We also awarded Deridder an A in our long-term care category. In the last two categories, Deridder earned grades of C and D for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. We were somewhat disappointed by this city's nursing rating, but there's still plenty to be impressed with on this place's report card.