With 31,635 people, Franklin, Massachusetts is a small city. Unfortunately, there is just one nursing home there. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received an excellent overall grade of A-. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Cumberland, which received an impressive city grade in its own right. However, we found that this nursing home in Franklin is even better than most of the facilities in Cumberland. We were so impressed with Franklin that we ranked it as one of the 500 best cities in the nation.
This city's sole nursing home received a strong overall grade, but we gave them an impressive grade of A in long-term care. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. This place also performed remarkably well in the area of nursing. In fact, it received a grade of A. Wrapping up its quality profile, the city earned a grade of B for its inspections grade and a B in the area of short-term care. We found Franklin to be competent everywhere we looked.