There are two facilities in Kent, Ohio, which at least gives you a few choices. This relatively small group of nursing homes in this city received a decent city grade of B-. We also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Massillon, which received a city grade of D. While we aren't writing glowing reviews about either city, we found the nursing homes in Kent to be a better bet. You can continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection score outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Kent a B for its inspection grade, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. The city also received one of our higher scores in our short-term care category, with a B. In the other categories we looked at, Kent received grades of B- and D for our nursing and long-term care categories respectively. Despite otherwise respectable category grades, this city's poor long-term care grade may be a concern for many prospective residents.