With a population of 91,595 people, Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a moderately populated city. Surprisingly, there are only 4 nursing homes there, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a strong city grade of B+. Even with only a couple of facilities, this is still a great sign. We found this city grade is considerably better than the city grade of C received by the nearby city of Durham. While that is not an awful grade, Chapel Hill appears to be in a totally different league. This city's nursing homes were better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories can be found in the next section.
This city's nursing homes received a strong overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of its nursing homes received nearly perfect health inspections the past few years. We awarded Chapel Hill an elite grade of A+ in this category. Our inspection scores are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, Chapel Hill also fared well in the area of short-term care with a grade of B. Wrapping up its impressive profile, we awarded the city favorable grades for our long-term care and nursing categories as well.