Brookline, Massachusetts is a small city with 49,990 people. The city has only one nursing home, which is fewer than we were hoping for. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received an excellent overall grade of B+. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the nearby city of Arlington a city grade of B, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found this nursing home in Brookline to be even better than most of the facilities in Arlington. This nursing home's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing grade, which is addressed in the next section.
To go along with its great overall grade, we awarded this city's nursing home a grade of A- for our nursing rating. The nursing category weighs a handful of datapoints, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility also received an elite grade of A- in this category. Wrapping up its strong report card, Brookline were awarded a B+ for long-term care and a B in inspections. Brookline did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.