Laurel, Mississippi is an average size city with 43,244 people. The city features just 3 nursing homes, which does not give you too many options to choose from. We gave this city a decent city grade of B- based on its overall nursing home quality. This is a middle of the road score compared to other cities in the nation. One of the highlights of this city's report card is its nursing homes' strong inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
While this city received a decent overall grade, its inspection grade is more impressive than the city's overall grade. Due to some of its facilities receiving favorable inspection reports this year, Laurel received one of our higher grades in that category with a grade of B+. Inspection grades are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. In addition, the city also received an impressive long-term care grade where it received a B in this category. In the other categories we looked at, the city received middle of the pack grades for our nursing and short-term care areas.