With 135,332 people, Gaithersburg, Maryland is an average size city. Surprisingly, there are just 2 nursing homes there, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. While this place didn't have a ton of nursing homes, this city received a world class city grade of A. We found this city grade is considerably better than the city grade of B received by the nearby city of Washington. Both cities have some quality nursing homes, but Gaithersburg appears to be on a whole other level. Lastly, this city's category grades were just as impressive as its overall city grade. You can find more information about these in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, the nursing homes in Gaithersburg performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A for this category, which is one of our best scores. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We also awarded Gaithersburg an A for our short-term care category. Rounding out its quality report card, Gaithersburg earned a grade of B+ in our nursing category and a grade of B+ for long-term care. This place did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.