Brainerd, Minnesota has only two nursing homes to choose from, which is not a ton of options. This place's nursing homes received a first-rate city grade of A-, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the local city of Saint Cloud a city grade of B, which is also an impressive score. However, we found the facilities in Brainerd to be a slightly better option on average than the ones in Saint Cloud. Lastly, Brainerd is also one of the top 500 cities in the entire nation.
In addition to having quality nursing homes on the whole, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A+. Not many cities earned a better grade in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. In addition, we also awarded this city a grade of A- in our nursing category. In our final two categories, the city received middle of the road grades for our short-term care and long-term care areas.