Altoona is a city with a population of 63,424 people. There are 3 nursing homes there to choose from.
While its overall rating was as bad as it gets, we actually awarded this city a B for our inspections rating. This category obviously isn't the source of this city's alarming overall grade. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with too many severe deficiencies flagged. Surprisingly, we also gave Altoona a decent grade of B- for its nursing grade. In the other categories we looked at, Altoona received grades of C and D for our short-term care and long-term care areas respectively. Despite an otherwise respectable profile, a long-term care score of this caliber may be an issue for some prospective residents.