With six nursing homes to choose from in Battle Creek, Michigan, you ought to look at multiple options before choosing a facility. We gave this city a city grade of C for an overall score. This is not a great city score. This score unfortunately ended up on the wrong side of the national average. One of the better aspects of this city's profile is its nursing homes' impressive short-term care scores, which we will address in the next paragraph.
While this city's nursing homes received a middle of the road overall grade, its short-term care score is notably more impressive than its overall grade. Battle Creek received one of our better scores in that area with a B. In computing our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. The city earned a grade of B in our nursing category. In the other categories we looked at, the city received a grade of B- for its inspections score and a grade of D for long-term care. Clearly, this city's long-term care grade really pulled down its overall grade.