Bethesda, Maryland is a medium size city with 80,090 people. The city features just 4 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. While this place didn't have a ton of nursing homes, this city's nursing homes received a very good city grade of B+. In fact, this city's city grade was far better than the city grade of facilities in the nearby city of Annandale. While there is nothing wrong with this grade, we found Bethesda to be on a whole other level. Lastly, this city has the distinction of being the eleventh best city in the state of Maryland according to our rankings.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Bethesda performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Bethesda a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, the city also received one of our higher scores in the area of short-term care, with a B+. Wrapping up its quality report card, we gave the city a B+ for its nursing grade and a B in the area of long-term care. We truly found Bethesda to be very strong in each category we assessed.