With 24,602 people, Northfield, Minnesota is a relatively small city. There are just 3 nursing homes in the city, which does not offer you too many choices. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city received a top-notch city grade of A-. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the nearby city of Minneapolis a city grade of B+, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found the nursing homes in Northfield to be rated slightly higher than the ones in Minneapolis. On top of this, Northfield is also one of the top 250 cities in the entire country.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's nursing homes performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Northfield an A+ for this category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Northfield performed spectacularly well in terms of its nursing grade as well. Consequently, we gave it an A in that area. Rounding out its top notch report card, the city received an A- for its long-term care grade and a B+ in short-term care.