Laurel, Mississippi is an average size city with 43,244 people. The city features just 2 nursing homes, which does not give you too many options to choose from. We gave this city a city grade of C based on its overall nursing home quality. This is not a great city score. It looks like most cities received a B or higher, leaving this city on the wrong side of average. One of the major highlights of this city's report card is its remarkable inspection grade, which we will address in the following paragraph.
Despite receiving a somewhat average overall grade, this city performed extremely well in our inspections category. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Laurel one of our highest grades in that category with an A-. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Laurel's next best category is long-term care, where it earned a B- in this category. In the other categories we looked at, Laurel earned a C for its short-term care rating and a C in the area of nursing.