With two nursing homes in the city, you only have a couple of choices in Ashtabula, Ohio. The small group of nursing homes in this city received a city grade of C, which is not a great score at the city level. Nationally, most cities received a higher score than this place. The best part of this place's profile is its nursing homes' exemplary inspection grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
While its overall rating was fairly ordinary, we awarded this city an A+ for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. The second highest grade we gave this city in any area was its long-term care rating, where we awarded it a B-. In the last two categories, this place earned a C in our short-term care category and a grade of F in nursing. In spite of an otherwise decent profile, a nursing rating this poor may be a bad sign for levels of nurse staffing.