With 60,879 people, Haverhill, Massachusetts is a small city. There are 7 nursing homes there, which gives you a few choices. This place's nursing homes received a good city grade of B. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the nearby city of Lowell a city grade of C, which is lower score. Although the two cities were relatively close, we found the facilities in Haverhill to be a slightly better option. The best aspect of this city's impressive report card is its nursing homes' inspection ratings. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
On top of having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city really excelled in the area of inspections, where we gave it an A-. Very few cities earned a better grade in this category. Inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Haverhill also excelled in the category of health long-term care with a B. Rounding out its quality report card, we gave the city strong grades for our nursing and short-term care categories as well.