Sanford, North Carolina is a medium size city with 68,183 people. It features just 3 nursing homes, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. These nursing homes didn't really stand out from a quality point of view either. The city was awarded a city grade of C, which is not one of our stronger grades at the city level. This grade is below average by national standards. One of the highlights of this place's profile is its nursing homes' impressive inspection ratings, which you can find in the following section.
This city's nursing homes' overall grade was propped up by its impressive inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher grades in this category, with a B. Our inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. In addition, the city received a grade of B in the area of short-term care. Lastly, we gave Sanford grades of C and F for our long-term care and nursing categories respectively. While we found most of its grades to be respectable, this poor nursing grade isn't a great sign for levels of nursing staffing.