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 solid score for the city. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Alexandria. We found the facilities in Deridder to be a bit better. One of the major highlights of this place's profile is its stellar inspection grade, which we will address in the following section.
While its overall grade was not elite, this city's nursing homes performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Deridder an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. In addition, the city earned a B+ for the city's long-term care rating. Lastly, Deridder received slightly below average grades for our nursing and short-term care categories.