With 32,345 people, Ashland, Ohio is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not offer you too many options to choose from. This city's nursing homes received a city grade of B-. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Mansfield, which received a city grade of D. While we aren't raving about either city, we found the nursing homes in Ashland to be slightly better. One of the major highlights of this place's profile is its exemplary inspection score, which is addressed in the following paragraph.
This city's nursing homes received a somewhat average overall grade, however, we really would like to emphasize that some of the nursing homes in the city almost perfect health inspections in recent years. We awarded it an impressive grade of A in this area. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area usually have few severe deficiencies. The second best score we gave this place in any area was its long-term care score, where it earned a B-. In the other categories we looked at, the city earned a C for its short-term care score and a grade of D in nursing. Despite an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade this poor may be a bad sign for nursing staffing levels.