With just five nursing homes in the city, you only have a few options in Danvers, Massachusetts. This relatively small group of nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B, which is a very solid grade for the city. We found this city grade was considerably better than the city grade of C received by the nearby city of Medford. Although that isn't an awful grade, Danvers appears to be a far better option. This city's report card was also consistent as it didn't receive a single weak category grade either. You can read more about these in the next section.
Part of the reason this city received a favorable overall grade is that many of its nursing homes excelled in the area of health inspections with a B+. Arguably the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, the city also received one of our better scores in our short-term care category, with a B+. Wrapping up its report card, we gave the city strong grades for our nursing and long-term care areas as well.