There are two nursing homes in Herkimer, New York, which at least gives you a few options. This small group of facilities were awarded on average an overall grade of B-, which is not a bad rating for the city. This city is better than the local city of Utica, which received a grade of C. One of the best aspects of this place's report card is its remarkable inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city performed spectacularly well in our inspections category. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, we awarded Herkimer one of our highest scores in that area with a grade of A-. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, Herkimer also received strong long-term care rating where it received a B+ in this category. Lastly, the city earned a grade of C for its short-term care score and a grade of D in the area of nursing. In spite of an otherwise respectable profile, a nursing grade in this range may be a bad sign for levels of nurse staffing.