With a population of 25,280 people, Keene, New Hampshire is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't provide you with too many options to choose from. With a city grade of B, this city's nursing homes turned out to be respectable options. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Lowell, which received a city grade of C. We found Keene to be slightly better. We were also pleased to find that this city didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories is available in the next paragraph.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, many of the facilities in Keene performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. The city also received an impressive short-term care grade where it earned a B+ in this area. Lastly, Keene received a B- for its nursing rating and a C in the area of long-term care.