With 38,643 people, Gonzales, Louisiana is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't offer you too many options to choose from. These facilities received on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a bad grade, but it is not quite as high of a grade as we like to see either. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Gretna, which received a city grade of D. While neither city received a favorable grade, Gonzales appears to be a better choice. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes were rated in our category grades.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city performed remarkably well in our inspections category. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, Gonzales received one of our best scores in that area with a grade of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. In addition, Gonzales also received an impressive long-term care score where it received a B in this area. Lastly, we gave the city rock bottom grades for our short-term care and nursing areas respectively.