With a population of 75,683 , Camden, New Jersey is a moderately populated city. Surprisingly, there are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. We gave this relatively small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a good grade. We also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Mount Laurel, which received a city grade of C. We found Camden to be in a totally different league. This city's nursing homes were stronger in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades is available in the next paragraph.
In addition to having quality nursing homes overall, this city really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Very few cities performed better in this category. Inspection grades are tied to many items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Camden also really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it received an A-. Lastly, we awarded the city a B for its short-term care score and a C in the area of nursing.