With 102,149 people, Laurel, Maryland is a decent size city. Amazingly, there is only one nursing home there. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a a solid grade. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of District Heights. With District Heights receiving a terrible city grade, we found the nursing home in Laurel to be in a totally different league than most of the nursing homes in District Heights. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
While its overall rating was fairly ordinary, this city's lone nursing home performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. We also gave this place an A- for our long-term care category. In the last two categories, Laurel earned a C for nursing and a grade of F for short-term care. In spite of an otherwise respectable performance, this city's poor short-term care rating may be concerning for prospective residents who need rehabilitation services..