Waltham, Massachusetts is a medium size city with 60,632 people. The city has just 2 nursing homes, which does not provide you with too many options. We awarded the nursing homes here an excellent city grade of B+. Even with only a couple of nursing homes, this is still a high quality city grade. This is a well above average grade with most cities receiving a lower score. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
As mentioned above, this city received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to point out that some of the city's facilities received nearly perfect health inspections in recent years. We gave Waltham an impressive grade of A- in this area. Our inspection grades are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city performed spectacularly well in the area of nursing as well. As a result, Waltham received an A- in that area. Rounding out its impressive report card, this place earned a B+ for its short-term care score and a grade of B+ for long-term care. We found Waltham to be very competent in each category we assessed.