With a population of 24,006 , Jackson, Missouri is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which does not offer you too many options to choose from. These nursing homes here earned this place a quality city grade of B. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the local city of Poplar Bluff a city grade of B-, which is also a solid grade. Looking at them side by side though, we found the nursing homes in Jackson to be slightly better the ones in Poplar Bluff. The best part of Jackson's impressive profile was its nursing homes' inspection scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the facilities in Jackson performed spectacularly well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received virtually perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, Jackson received one of our best ratings in that category with an A-. Our inspection ratings are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. The city earned a B+ in our nursing category. In the last two categories, Jackson received a B in our long-term care category and a B- in the area of short-term care.