With nine nursing homes in the city, you have a fair number of facilities in Independence, Missouri. With a city grade of B-, this city ought to have some decent nursing homes. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Liberty. While we aren't raving about either city, we found the nursing homes in Independence to be a bit better. Finally, this place's nursing homes were consistent in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available in the next section.
We wanted to note that this city's inspection grade was better than its overall grade. In fact, we gave Independence a grade of B for its inspection grade, which is one of our better grades. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. The second highest grade we gave this city in any category was its short-term care score, where it earned a B-. In the last two categories, this place earned slightly below average grades for our long-term care and nursing areas.