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 highlights of this city's report card is its nursing homes' strong inspection grades, which we will address in the following paragraph.
While the nursing homes in Laurel received a decent overall grade, its inspection grade is notably higher than the city's overall grade. Due to some of its nursing homes receiving favorable inspection reports this year, we gave Laurel one of our higher grades in that category with a B+. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. Laurel's second best category is long-term care, where we gave it a grade of B- in this area. In the last two categories, the city earned a grade of C for its short-term care grade and a grade of C in the area of nursing.