Wilmington, Massachusetts is a medium size city with 22,325 people. It has only 2 nursing homes, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. The nursing homes in this city received a strong city grade of B+. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still a great sign. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the nearby city of Lowell a city grade of B-, which is also a respectable grade. However, we found the nursing homes in Wilmington to be a slightly better option on average than the ones in Lowell. This place's nursing homes were better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, many of the nursing homes in Wilmington performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded its facilities an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Wilmington earned a grade of B+ for the city's short-term care rating. In our final two categories, the city were awarded a B+ for its long-term care rating and a grade of B- for nursing.