There are three facilities in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which at least gives you a few options to choose from. We gave this city a city grade of C for an overall score. This is not a great city grade. This city appears to be a similar option to the nearby city of Paragould, which received a grade of C. Frankly, neither of these cities received elite marks in our assessment. Please continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
While its overall rating was somewhat average, this city's nursing homes performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. This city's second best score came in our long-term care category, where Poplar Bluff received a grade of C. In the other categories we looked at, the city received a C for its short-term care grade and a grade of D in the area of nursing. In spite of an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade this poor may be a bad sign for nursing staffing levels.