Detroit, Michigan offers six nursing homes to choose from, which isn't a bad selection. The nursing homes in this city received a city grade of D, which is a very weak grade at the city level. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Royal Oak. While we aren't high on either city, we found the facilities in Detroit to be a bit better. We don't have too many good things to say about this city's facilities, but they did receive surprisingly impressive inspection grades. You can continue reading to learn more about this.
Despite receiving a terrible overall grade, this city performed favorably in our inspections category. In fact, many of the nursing homes here received relatively impressive inspection reports this year. As a result, we awarded Detroit one of our better scores in that area with a grade of B+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. Surprisingly, Detroit also performed respectably in our nursing category, where we gave it a B- in that category. In the other categories we looked at, the city received grades of C and D for our long-term care and short-term care categories respectively. In spite of an otherwise respectable performance, this city's poor short-term care grade could be concerning for those looking for rehabilitation.