With a population of 21,532 , Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not give you too many options. While it only has a couple of nursing homes, this city's nursing homes received a strong city grade of B+. We were so impressed with Portsmouth that we ranked it as one of the ten highest rated cities in New Hampshire. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection scores, which you can find in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed especially well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Portsmouth one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, Portsmouth also excelled in the area of health long-term care with a B. Wrapping up its quality profile, the city earned a grade of B for nursing and a B in short-term care. Portsmouth really didn't have any weak links as far as we could tell.