With 35,897 people, Belleville, New Jersey is a relatively small city. Unfortunately, there is only one nursing home there. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received a top-notch overall grade of A+. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the nearby city of Paterson a city grade of A-, which is also an impressive grade. However, we found this nursing home in Belleville to be even better than most of the nursing homes in Paterson. Belleville is also the sixteenth best city in the United States.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city's nursing home performed remarkably well in our short-term care category. In fact, it received one of our highest ratings in that area with a grade of A+. In computing these short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. This place also performed extremely well in our inspections category. In fact, it received a nearly perfect inspection report this year, which helped it earn an A+. Wrapping up its straight A profile, this place received an A in our long-term care category and an A in nursing.