With 2,396 people, Sandy Spring, Maryland is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not give you too many options. Despite only having a couple of nursing homes, this city received a world class city grade of A. Sandy Spring has the distinction of being one of the top three rated cities in the state of Maryland. One of the best aspects of this city's stellar profile is its nursing homes' inspection scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes overall, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Not many cities fared this well in this category. Inspection grades are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city performed spectacularly well in our short-term care category as well. Consequently, we awarded it an A in this area. Wrapping up its straight A report card, Sandy Spring earned a grade of A- in our long-term care category and an A- in nursing.