Norman, Oklahoma is an average size city with 113,857 people. The city has only 4 nursing homes, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. These nursing homes were awarded on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a bad score, but it is not as strong of a grade as we had hoped for either. This city is a slightly better option than the local city of Shawnee, which received a grade of D. Frankly, neither city fared very well in our assessment. One of the highlights of this place's report card is its nursing homes' strong inspection grades, which we will address in the following paragraph.
While this city's nursing homes received a middle of the road overall grade, its inspection grade is more impressive than its overall score. Due to some of its nursing homes receiving favorable inspection reports this year, we gave Norman one of our higher scores in this category with a grade of B. Inspection ratings are based on several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city earned a B for its. In the last two categories, we gave Norman grades of B- and D for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively. In spite of otherwise respectable category grades, this place's poor long-term care rating may be concerning for many prospective residents.