With a population of 39,150 , Whitestone, New York is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't give you too many options. This city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of B+, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. We also looked at the facilities in Flushing, which received a city grade of B-. While this is a respectable grade, Whitestone appears to be a better choice. This city's strong profile was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection scores, which we will address in the next paragraph.
To pair with its great overall grade, we awarded Whitestone an A+ in our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We also wanted to point out that we awarded the city an A- in our long-term care rating. Lastly, this place earned slightly below average grades in our nursing and short-term care categories.