With a population of 43,010 , Hackensack, New Jersey is a relatively small city. There are only 3 nursing homes there, which does not offer you too many options. Despite only having a couple of nursing homes, this city received a superb city grade of A. In fact, Hackensack is ranked number 180 on our list of the best cities for nursing homes in the United States. This is impressive since we assessed thousands of cities around the country. Finally, this city's category grades were every bit as strong as its overall city grade. You can learn more about these in the next paragraph.
This city received a strong overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of the city's nursing homes received almost perfect health inspections the past few years. We gave Hackensack an elite grade of A+ for this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be relatively minor. In addition, Hackensack performed especially well in our short-term care category as well. As a result, we awarded Hackensack an A in that area. Wrapping up its excellent report card, Hackensack were awarded an A- in our nursing category and a B+ in long-term care.