With 224,445 people, Jamaica, New York is relatively large city. There are 6 nursing homes there, which provides you with plenty of choices. This city's nursing homes were given a good city grade of B. This is an average city grade nationally, which is perfectly respectable. The best aspect of Jamaica's impressive report card is its nursing homes' inspection grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Jamaica performed extremely well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Jamaica one of our best ratings in that area with an A+. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, Jamaica received a B in our long-term care category. In our final two categories, Jamaica earned a grade of B- for its short-term care grade and a C in nursing.