With 16,769 people, Agawam, Massachusetts is a relatively small city. There are just 3 nursing homes there, which does not give you too many choices. We awarded this relatively small group of nursing homes a city grade of B-, which is a decent grade. This is just about the middle of the road by national standards, which is nothing to be ashamed of. One of the highlights of this place's profile is its nursing homes' strong inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
This city's overall grade was propped up by its favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better grades in that category, with a grade of B+. Inspection scores are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city received a B+ in our long-term care category. Finally, this place earned slightly below average grades in our nursing and short-term care categories.