With 33,540 people, Burlington, New Jersey is a small city. There are just 3 nursing homes there, which doesn't offer you too many options to choose from. The nursing homes in this city received a world class city grade of A-. Even with only a few nursing homes, this is still quite an achievement. We were so impressed with Burlington that we ranked it as one of the top 250 cities in the nation. This is impressive considering we ranked thousands of cities around the nation. This city's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection ratings, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, many of the nursing homes in Burlington performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for this category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. In addition, we also awarded Burlington an A- for our nursing rating. Wrapping up its quality report card, Burlington received a B+ for short-term care and a B in the area of long-term care. We truly found Burlington to be very strong everywhere we looked.