With 9,449 people, Iuka, Mississippi is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't give you too many options. The nursing homes here received a top-notch city grade of A-. Even with only a couple of nursing homes, this is still quite an achievement. Iuka has the distinction of being one of the top 500 cities in the nation. This is impressive since we assessed thousands of cities around the nation. This city's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection ratings, which is addressed in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, the nursing homes in Iuka performed especially well in terms of its inspection grade. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Iuka received one of our best ratings in that area with a grade of A+. Our inspection ratings are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city earned a B+ for its. Rounding out its report card, Iuka received favorable scores for our short-term care and nursing categories as well.