Paterson, New Jersey is an average size city with 146,199 people. The city has only 2 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. The nursing homes here received a phenomenal city grade of A-. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still quite an achievement. This city has the distinction of being the thirteenth best city in the state of New Jersey according to our rankings. The best aspect of this city's impressive profile was its nursing homes' inspection scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
As mentioned above, this city received a strong overall grade, but we also wanted to point out that some of the city's nursing homes received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded Paterson an elite grade of A in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category generally have few severe deficiencies. In addition, we also wanted to emphasize that we awarded the city an A- in our long-term care category. Wrapping up its excellent profile, this place were awarded an A- for its nursing grade and a grade of B in the area of short-term care.