Howell, Michigan has just four nursing homes to choose from, so you have relatively limited options. We awarded this small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a perfectly respectable score. In fact, this place's city grade was far better than the city grade of nursing homes in the local city of Clarkston. While this grade are not terrible, we found Howell to be on a whole other level. The best part of Howell's strong report card was its nursing homes' inspection ratings. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
On top of receiving a favorable overall grade, the nursing homes in Howell also received an impressive inspection rating. In fact, we gave the city a grade of B+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. In addition, the city received a B+ in the area of short-term care. In our final two categories, Howell earned a B- for nursing and a grade of B- for long-term care.