There are only 4 nursing homes located in Augusta, Maine, providing for a population of 26,086 people. This city's nursing homes received a first-rate city grade of A-, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. In fact, this city's city grade just as good as the city grade of facilities in the local city of Lewiston. This is particularly impressive in light of the fact that we awarded those facilities in Lewiston a city grade of A-, which is a phenomenal score in its own right. Lastly, Augusta has the distinction of being the twelfth best city in all of Maine according to our ratings.
In addition to having quality nursing homes overall, this city really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Not many cities earned a better grade in this category. Inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. In addition, we also wanted to emphasize that we awarded the city an A for our nursing category. In our final two categories, we gave the city slightly below average grades for our short-term care and long-term care areas.