Baltimore is a large city with 632,623 people. The city has 27 nursing homes, so you should have plenty of options to choose from. These nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B-, which is a solid grade for the city. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Essex. We found the facilities in Baltimore to be slightly better. This place was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades is available in the next section.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection score was superior to its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Baltimore a B+ for its inspection grade, which is one of our better grades. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Baltimore also excelled in the area of health short-term care with a grade of B+. Finally, the city received a B for nursing and a grade of C for long-term care.