There are two facilities in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which at least gives you a few choices. We awarded the nursing homes here an excellent city grade of A-. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still quite an achievement. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Haverhill, which received a city grade of B. As good as the nursing homes are in Haverhill, we found Lawrence to be in a totally different league. This city's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' short-term care grades, which you can find in the next section.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing homes received a great overall grade, but we especially wanted to point out that we awarded Lawrence an elite grade of A- in short-term care. Short-term care scores of this caliber are a favorable sign for the rehabilitation services at the facilities in a city. In addition, we also awarded Lawrence a grade of A- in our inspections rating. Rounding out its straight A report card, we gave Lawrence very strong grades in our nursing and long-term care categories as well.