There are just 2 nursing homes located in Beacon, New York, providing for a population of 19,880 people. This small group of nursing homes here received a city grade of B-. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Kingston, which received a city grade of C. We found Beacon to be a bit better. One of the major highlights of this place's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which you can find in the following paragraph.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city performed remarkably well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Beacon one of our highest ratings in that area with a grade of A-. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, the city also fared well in the area of health short-term care with a B. Lastly, Beacon were awarded a grade of B- for its long-term care grade and a grade of D for nursing. Although we found the rest of its profile to be acceptable, this low nursing rating isn't a very good sign for levels of nursing staffing.