There are only 3 nursing homes located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, providing for a relatively small population of 40,337 people. This relatively small group of facilities earned on average an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score for the city. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Lowell, which received a below average city grade of C. While neither city received an elite score, Fitchburg looks like the better option. Finally, this place's nursing homes received consistent grades in all four of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found in the next paragraph.
While its overall rating was fairly ordinary, we awarded this city a grade of A- for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. In addition, Fitchburg also received strong long-term care grade with a B in this area. Lastly, we gave Fitchburg a B- for its short-term care score and a C in the area of nursing.