There are surprisingly just 3 nursing homes in Lawrence, Massachusetts, servicing a population of 76,383 people. This city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of A-, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. In fact, Lawrence is one of the 500 best cities in the entire nation. This is impressive since we assessed thousands of cities around the nation. This city's report card was also very consistent as it didn't receive a single weak category grade either. You can learn more about these in the next section.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing homes received a strong overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of the city's nursing homes received nearly perfect health inspections in recent years. We gave Lawrence an elite grade of A in this area. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. In addition, we also awarded this city a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. Wrapping up its excellent report card, we gave Lawrence grades of A- and B for our nursing and short-term care areas respectively.