With a population of 50,944 people, Peabody, Massachusetts is a relatively small city. There are 5 nursing homes in the city, which provides you with multiple options. 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, Peabody is one of the top fifteen rated cities in Massachusetts. As you might expect, Peabody ended up having 3 nursing homes that received a grade of A- or better. Few cities offer multiple nursing homes of this quality.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Peabody performed spectacularly well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received almost perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, it received one of our highest grades in that area with an A. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. In addition, the city also really excelled in the area of short-term care, where we gave it an A. Wrapping up its profile, this place earned a B+ for its nursing rating and a B+ for long-term care. This place did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.