With a population of 21,437 , Stoneham, Massachusetts is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a top-notch city grade of A. Even with only a couple of facilities, this is still quite an accomplishment. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the nearby city of Malden a city grade of B+, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found the facilities in Stoneham to be rated much higher than the ones in Malden. In addition, Stoneham also has the distinction of being one of the 250 best cities in the country.
As mentioned above, this city received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that we awarded Stoneham an elite grade of A in short-term care. Cities with these kinds of short-term care ratings typically have plenty of facilities with physical therapy, highly skilled nursing and other services related to rehabilitation. In addition, we also awarded this city an A in our long-term care rating. Rounding out its straight A report card, Stoneham earned an A- for inspections and an A- in the area of nursing.