There are surprisingly just 2 nursing homes located in Jersey City, New Jersey, providing for a large population of 247,530 people. We gave the nursing homes in this city a superb city grade of A. Even with a relatively limited selection of nursing homes, this is still quite an accomplishment. In fact, this city's city grade was far better than the city grade of facilities in the nearby city of East Orange. This is especially impressive in light of the fact that we awarded those facilities in East Orange a city grade of B, which is a good grade in its own right. We were so impressed with this city that we rated it as one of the 250 best cities in the country.
In addition to having quality nursing homes overall, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A+. Not many cities performed better in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, the city also really excelled in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A. Wrapping up its phenomenal profile, Jersey City earned an A- for its nursing score and a B+ for long-term care.