There are only 2 nursing homes located in Sandy Spring, Maryland, providing for a relatively small population of 2,396 people. The nursing homes here received a world class city grade of A-. Even with just a few facilities, this is still quite an achievement. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Silver Spring, which received a city grade of B-. While there is nothing wrong with the nursing homes in Silver Spring, we found Sandy Spring to be on a whole other level. In particular, we wanted to make you aware that there is one first-class nursing home in the city. This is most likely where we'd begin our search in this city.
This city's nursing homes received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to point out that some of the city's nursing homes received virtually perfect health inspections in recent years. We awarded Sandy Spring an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. In addition, the city also performed spectacularly well in the area of short-term care, with an A for this area. Rounding out its first-rate report card, the city earned an A- for its long-term care rating and a B in the area of nursing.