Wilmington, North Carolina is a large city with 186,140 people. It has 11 nursing homes, so you should have plenty of options to choose from. We gave the nursing homes here a city grade of B-, which is a respectable rating. This city looks to be as good or better than the nearby city of Jacksonville, which received a city grade of B-. Both cities appear to be decent options. The best part of this city's profile is its nursing homes' stellar inspection grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the following paragraph.
This city's nursing homes received a somewhat average overall grade, however, we really want to emphasize that some of the nursing homes in the city virtually flawless health inspections the past few years. We gave them an impressive grade of A- in this area. Inspection ratings are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Wilmington also earned one of our higher grades in the area of short-term care, with a B+. Lastly, the city received a C in our nursing category and a grade of C for long-term care.