With two nursing homes in the city, you only have a couple of choices in Hornell, New York. This relatively small group of nursing homes received on average an overall grade of B-, which is a solid rating for the city. This city's city grade narrowly surpassed the city grade of nursing homes in the nearby city of Ithaca. While this grade are not that bad, we found Hornell to be a better bet. One of the best aspects of this city's profile is its remarkable inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
While its overall score was somewhat average, the nursing homes in Hornell performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. In addition, the city also received strong long-term care rating with a B+ in this category. Finally, the city were awarded a C for its short-term care rating and a grade of F in the area of nursing. Even with an otherwise decent profile, a nursing score this poor may be a bad sign for levels of nurse staffing.