With a population of 91,595 people, Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a moderately populated city. Surprisingly, there are only 2 nursing homes there, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. These facilities received on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a terrible score, but it is not as high of a grade as we had hoped for either. We somewhat surprisingly found this city grade was better than the grade we gave the nearby city of Fuquay Varina. With Fuquay Varina receiving such an awful grade, Chapel Hill appears to be a better option. The best part of this city's profile is its nursing homes' stellar inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
While its overall score was fairly ordinary, we awarded this city an A for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. The next best grade we gave this place in any area was its long-term care grade, where we gave it a C. In the other categories we looked at, the city earned middle of the pack grades for our short-term care and nursing areas.