Holyoke, Massachusetts is a medium size city with 39,880 people. It has just 4 nursing homes, which doesn't provide you with too many options. We awarded the nursing homes in this city an excellent city grade of A-. Even with only a few nursing homes, this is still quite an accomplishment. We were so impressed with this city that we ranked it as one of the top ten rated cities in Massachusetts. Lastly, this city's category grades were just as strong as its overall city grade. You can read more about these in the next section.
This city received a great overall grade, but we especially wanted to emphasize that some of its facilities received almost flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded Holyoke an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. In addition, the city performed extremely well in the category of nursing as well. Consequently, Holyoke received an A- in this area. Wrapping up its excellent profile, Holyoke were awarded an A- for its long-term care rating and a B+ for short-term care.