With 23,255 people, Buffalo, Minnesota is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't offer you too many choices. Despite not having a ton of nursing homes, this city received a phenomenal city grade of A+. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Cottage Grove, which has some good nursing homes of its own. However, we found the facilities in Buffalo to be rated even higher than the ones in Cottage Grove. We were so impressed with Buffalo that we also rated it as one of the 50 best cities in the entire nation.
On top of having excellent nursing homes overall, this place really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Not many cities performed better in this area. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, Buffalo also performed extremely well in our nursing category, where it received an A+ for that category. Rounding out its straight A profile, we gave Buffalo excellent grades for our short-term care and long-term care categories as well.