There are 8 nursing homes located in Lafayette, Louisiana, providing for a population of 151,705 people. The nursing homes here received a decent city grade of B-. This is comparable with most of the cities in the United States. The best part of this place's report card is its nursing homes' stellar inspection scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the following paragraph.
This city received a fairly ordinary overall grade, however, we really wanted to emphasize that some of its facilities nearly perfect health inspections the past few years. We awarded them an elite grade of A in this area. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, the city also earned one of our better scores in the area of long-term care, with a B. Lastly, this place received a grade of C for its nursing grade and a grade of D for short-term care. In spite of otherwise respectable category grades, this place's weak short-term care grade may be an issue for people who need rehabilitation services..