With three nursing homes in the city, there are only a couple of options to choose from in Altoona, Pennsylvania. These facilities were awarded on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a bad score, but it isn't quite as high of a score as we had hoped for either. It looks like most cities received a B or higher, leaving Altoona on the wrong side of average. The best part of this place's profile was is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
This city's nursing homes' most impressive category grade was in the area of government inspections. In this category, we gave the city a B+. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. The second highest score we gave this place in any area was its nursing grade, where it earned a B-. Lastly, Altoona received grades of C and D for our long-term care and short-term care areas respectively. Even with an otherwise respectable performance, this place's weak short-term care grade could be a concern for people looking for rehabilitation.