Gastonia, North Carolina has only three nursing homes to choose from, which is a limited selection. These facilities were awarded on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a bad score, but it isn't quite as high of a score as we had hoped for either. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Monroe. While we aren't fans of either city, we found the nursing homes in Gastonia to be a bit better. One of the major highlights of this city's profile is its stellar inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
This city received a fairly ordinary overall grade, but we really would like to point out that some of its facilities nearly perfect health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This city earned its next best grade in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C, which also isn't too bad. In the other categories we looked at, Gastonia received grades of C and D for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. In spite of an otherwise respectable profile, a nursing grade of this caliber may be an ominous sign for levels of nurse staffing.