With a population of 9,293 people, Valley Cottage, New York is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't provide you with too many options. We gave the nursing homes here city grade of C, which is not quite as high of a score as we like. This city is comparable to the local city of Mount Vernon, which received a city grade of C. Neither city received elite marks in our assessment. You can continue reading to find more information about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
While its overall rating was fairly ordinary, this city's nursing homes performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Valley Cottage a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, the city also received strong long-term care score with a B+ in this category. In the last two categories, Valley Cottage earned alarmingly low grades in our nursing and short-term care areas respectively.