With just four nursing homes in the city, there are only a couple of options to choose from in Bethesda, Maryland. This city's nursing homes received a strong city grade of B+, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of District Heights, which received a city grade of D. We found Bethesda to be in a totally different league. Bethesda is also one of the top ten rated cities in the state of Maryland.
In addition to having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it an A. Not many cities performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. In addition, the city also really excelled in the category of short-term care, where we gave it an A-. Rounding out its profile, this place were awarded a B+ in our nursing category and a B for long-term care. This city didn't have any weak links as far as we could tell.