With nine nursing homes in the city, you have a fair number of facilities in Independence, Missouri. These nursing homes received on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a bad grade, but it is not quite as strong of a grade as we like to see either. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Blue Springs, which received a below average city grade of C. These cities appear to be comparable, with neither receiving very strong grades. This city is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories is available in the next section.
This city's nursing homes' overall grade was propped up by its inspections in recent years. We awarded the city one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Independence's next best category is long-term care, where it received a grade of B- in this category. Lastly, Independence earned a grade of B- for short-term care and a grade of B- in nursing.