With 20,347 people, Gardner, Massachusetts is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not offer you too many options to choose from. These nursing homes here earned this city a strong city grade of B. In fact, this city's city grade was far better than the city grade of nursing homes in the nearby city of Leominster. While this grade are not that bad, we found Gardner to be on a whole other level. The best part of this nursing home's impressive profile was its nursing homes' long-term care ratings. Long-term care grades are discussed in the following section.
On top of a favorable overall grade, this city's nursing homes also received one of our better scores in our long-term care category with a B+. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition, Gardner also fared well in the area of nursing with a B. Finally, Gardner earned a B for its inspections score and a grade of B- in the area of short-term care.