There are two nursing homes in Wakefield, Massachusetts, which at least gives you a few options. We gave this city a city grade of B for overall nursing home quality. We found this city grade was considerably better than the city grade of D received by the nearby city of Arlington. If you happen to be choosing between these cities, Wakefield appears to be the likely winner. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
On top of receiving a good overall grade, the nursing homes in Wakefield also received strong inspection grade. In fact, we awarded Wakefield a grade of B+ in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. In addition, the city also earned one of our better grades in our nursing category, with a grade of B+. Rounding out its quality profile, the city received a B in our long-term care category and a grade of B in the area of short-term care. We truly found Wakefield to be strong in every category.