With 90,987 people, Missoula, Montana is an average size city. Surprisingly, there are only 3 nursing homes there, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. We awarded the nursing homes here an excellent city grade of B+. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still a great sign. This city has the distinction of being one of the three highest rated cities in the state of Montana. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection scores, which we will address in the next section.
This city received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to point out that some of its facilities received virtually flawless health inspections the past few years. We gave Missoula an elite grade of A- for this category. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. The city performed spectacularly well in our short-term care category as well. Consequently, the city received a grade of A- in that category. Rounding out its report card, this place earned a B+ for its nursing rating and a B in the area of long-term care. We really found Missoula to be competent everywhere we looked.