Columbus, Mississippi is a relatively small city with 50,547 people. It features 5 nursing homes, which is a decent selection for a city of this size. We gave this city a city grade of B for overall nursing home quality. This is as good or better than the city grade of the average city in the country. This city's nursing homes are stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found in the next section.
In addition to having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Few cities earned a better grade in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. The city earned a B+ for our long-term care category. In our final two categories, this place received a grade of B for its nursing score and a B- in short-term care.