With 26,983 people, Melrose, Massachusetts is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't give you too many options to choose from. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city received a phenomenal city grade of A-. In fact, this is ranked number 226 on our list of the best cities to find nursing homes in the nation. This is impressive considering we assessed thousands of cities around the nation. This city's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Melrose performed spectacularly well in the area of nursing as well. As a result, we awarded Melrose an A- in this area. Rounding out its straight A report card, we gave the city very strong grades in our long-term care and short-term care areas as well.