There are two facilities in Lockport, New York, which at least gives you a few choices. This relatively small group of nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B-, which isn't a bad grade for the city. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the nearby city of Tonawanda a city grade of C, which is a well below average score. Although the two cities were relatively close, we found the facilities in Lockport to be a better bet. Please continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city performed especially well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, we awarded Lockport one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This city's next best score was in the area of long-term care, where it earned a grade of B-. In the other categories we looked at, Lockport earned grades of C and D for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. Despite an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade in this range may be a bad sign for nursing staffing levels.