With a population of 20,955 people, Niles, Ohio is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't give you too many choices. This relatively small group of facilities received on average an overall grade of B-, which is not a bad score for the city. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Stow, which received a city grade of F. While we not writing glowing reviews about either city, we found the facilities in Niles to be slightly better. Please continue reading to find more information about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, the nursing homes in Niles performed especially well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. Consequently, Niles received one of our best grades in that category with an A. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Niles's next best grade was in long-term care, where Niles received a grade of C. In the last two categories, Niles were awarded a C for short-term care and a C for nursing.