With two nursing homes in the city, there are only a few options in Andover, Massachusetts. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a superb city grade of A-. Even with only a few nursing homes, this is still a great achievement. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the local city of Salem a city grade of B, which is also a good score. Nevertheless, we found the nursing homes in Andover to be a slightly better option on average than the ones in Salem. We were so impressed with this city that we rated it as one of the 500 best cities in the country.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the facilities in Andover performed extremely well in our nursing category. We awarded it one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A-. Strong grades in this category usually mean the city's facilities have impressive levels of staffing. We also awarded Andover an A- for our long-term care category. Rounding out its profile, this place received a B+ for inspections and a grade of B+ in the area of short-term care. We truly found Andover to be very competent in each category we assessed.