Kearney, Nebraska is a relatively small city with 36,411 people. It features 5 nursing homes, which is a decent selection for a city of this size. We gave the nursing homes in this city an excellent city grade of B+. Even with just a few facilities, this is still a great sign. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Grand Island, which received a decent city grade in its own right. Nevertheless, we found the nursing homes in Kearney to be rated a bit higher than the ones in Grand Island. Finally, Kearney has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top ten rated cities in Nebraska.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes overall, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it an A. Not many cities performed better in this area. Inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, the city also excelled in the area of health nursing with a B+. Rounding out its report card, Kearney received strong grades for our long-term care and short-term care categories as well.