There are 7 nursing homes in Saint Joseph, Missouri, providing for a population of 87,116 people. The nursing homes here received a city grade of C, which is not a great score at the city level. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Leavenworth, which received a below average city grade of C. These cities appear to be comparable, with both receiving below average grades. In particular, we wanted to point out that there is one above average nursing home in the city. This is probably where we'd begin our search in this city.
This city's nursing homes' overall grade was propped up by its impressive health inspections in recent years. We gave the city one of our higher grades in that area, with a B. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. The city also excelled in the category of government nursing with a B. In our final two categories, Saint Joseph earned a B- for short-term care and a grade of B- for long-term care.