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's nursing homes received a very good city grade of B+. We found this city grade is considerably better than the city grade of B- received by the nearby city of Fairfax. Both cities have some quality nursing homes, but Gaithersburg appears to be a far better option. Fortunately, this city's nursing homes didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about its category grades is available in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. The city also really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received an A-. Wrapping up its impressive profile, this place earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care grade and a B in nursing. Gaithersburg really did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.