There are nine nursing homes in Akron, Ohio, which should give you a reasonable number of choices. These facilities received on average an overall grade of B-, which a decent rating for the city. We somewhat surprisingly found this city grade is better than the grade we gave the nearby city of Beachwood. With Beachwood receiving such a terrible grade, Akron appears to be a better bet. This city was better in some categories than others, but it did not have terrible grades in any of our major areas discussed below. Additional information about these categories is available in the next section.
We wanted to note that this city's inspection grade outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Akron a B+ for its inspection rating, which is one of our higher scores. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. The next best grade we gave this city in any area was its short-term care grade, where it received a B-. In our final two categories, we gave the city middle of the road grades in our nursing and long-term care categories.