Newburyport, Massachusetts is an average size city with 17,416 people. The city has just 3 nursing homes, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. The nursing homes here received a first-rate city grade of A-. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still quite an accomplishment. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Haverhill, which received a city grade of B. As impressed as we were with the nursing homes in Haverhill, we found Newburyport to be on a whole other level. This city's profile is also consistent as it did not receive a single weak category grade either. You can learn more about these in the next section.
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this city an A for our inspections category. Inspection scores are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. In addition, the city performed remarkably well in our short-term care category as well. Consequently, we gave it an A in this area. Rounding out its excellent report card, the city received an A- for its nursing rating and a B in the area of long-term care.