With a population of 27,644 people, Pataskala, Ohio is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not offer you too many choices. These facilities did not really excel from a quality perspective either. The city was given a city grade of C, which is not one of our better scores at the city level. Nationally, most cities received a higher score than this city. One of the highlights of this place's report card is its nursing homes' impressive inspection ratings, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
The nursing homes in Pataskala received an inspection score which is stronger than its overall grade. We awarded them grade of B+ in this category. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. The second highest grade we gave Pataskala in any area was its short-term care rating, where we gave it a B-. Finally, this place earned a B- for its long-term care rating and a grade of D in the area of nursing. While we found its other categories to be acceptable, this nursing grade is not a good sign for nursing staffing levels.