Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is a large metropolitan area with 165,527 people. It features only 5 nursing homes, which is not as many as we expected in a city of this size. These nursing homes didn't really stand out from a quality perspective either. The city received a city grade of C, which is not one of our better scores at the city level. Nationally, most cities received a higher grade than this city. Please continue reading to find more information about how this city's nursing homes were rated in our category grades.
This city's overall grade was propped up by its impressive health inspections in recent years. We awarded the city one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. Harrisburg earned its second best score in the area of nursing, where we gave it a B-, which also isn't a bad grade. In the last two categories, Harrisburg received grades of C and D for our long-term care and short-term care areas respectively. Despite an otherwise respectable performance, this place's poor short-term care score may be a problem for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation services.