With a population of 50,944 , Peabody, Massachusetts is a relatively small city. There are only 3 nursing homes in the city, which does not provide you with too many options. The nursing homes in this city received an excellent city grade of B+. Even with just a few nursing homes, this is still an impressive city grade. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the local city of Andover a city grade of B-, which is a decent grade. Nevertheless, we found the facilities in Peabody to be rated much higher than the ones in Andover. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' short-term care ratings, which we will address in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the facilities in Peabody performed especially well in our short-term care category. The city received one of our best ratings in that category with a grade of A-. High end scores in this category generally mean a city's nursing homes have favorable physical therapy staffing levels. In addition, the city performed spectacularly well in our nursing category as well. Consequently, we awarded Peabody an A- in that category. Rounding out its top notch profile, the city earned grades of A- and B for our inspections and long-term care areas respectively.