With 90,282 people, Lynn, Massachusetts is an average size city. Surprisingly, there are just 2 nursing homes there, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. We gave the nursing homes in this city a phenomenal city grade of A-. Even with just a few facilities, this is still quite an accomplishment. In fact, this is ranked number 182 on our list of the best cities for nursing homes in the United States. This is impressive given that we ranked thousands of cities around the country. This city's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection grades, which is addressed in the next section.
On top of having excellent nursing homes overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where we gave it an A. Not many cities fared this well in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. The city also performed remarkably well in the area of short-term care, where it earned an A- for that category. Rounding out its first-rate profile, this place received an A- for its long-term care rating and a B+ in the area of nursing.