With 23,804 people, Saint Joseph, Michigan is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not give you too many choices. This city's nursing homes received a decent city grade of B-. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Portage, which received a city grade of C. We found Saint Joseph to be a bit better. One of the better aspects of this city's profile is its nursing homes' strong short-term care grades, which we will address in the following section.
This city's nursing homes' best category grade came in short-term care. In that area, we gave the city a grade of B. Our short-term care ratings are considered to be most meaningful for folks needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. In addition, Saint Joseph earned a B in our nursing category. Wrapping up its impressive report card, we awarded the city favorable grades for our inspections and long-term care categories as well.