There are surprisingly only 5 nursing homes in Silver Spring, Maryland, servicing a large population of 282,095 people. This small group of nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B-, which isn't a bad grade for the city. This city's city grade was a bit better than the city grade of facilities in the local city of Arlington. While this grade are not that bad, we found Silver Spring to be a better option. Finally, this city's nursing homes received consistent grades in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found in the next section.
While the nursing homes in Silver Spring received a middle of the road overall grade, its inspection grade is notably better than its overall grade. Due to some of its nursing homes receiving favorable inspection reports this year, Silver Spring received one of our higher grades in this area with a B+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. In addition, the city received a B in our short-term care category. In the other categories we looked at, we gave Silver Spring a B for its nursing score and a C for long-term care.