There are just 2 nursing homes in Watertown, New York, providing for a relatively small population of 47,918 people. These facilities received on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a terrible score, but it isn't as strong of a score as we like to see either. Nationally, most cities received a higher grade than this place. One of the best aspects of this place's report card is its remarkable inspection rating, which we will address in the following section.
While its overall rating was somewhat average, this city's nursing homes performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This city's next best grade was in our long-term care category, where we gave it a grade of B-. In the other categories we looked at, the city earned grades of C and F for our nursing and short-term care areas respectively. Even with an otherwise impressive performance, this city's poor short-term care score may be concerning for people who need rehabilitation services.