With a population of 39,599 people, Hazleton, Pennsylvania is a small city. There are just 3 nursing homes there, which doesn't give you too many options. This small group of nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B-, which isn't a bad rating for the city. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the local city of Bloomsburg a city grade of D, which is a very poor grade. While neither city received a rave review, we found the facilities in Hazleton to be a better bet. You can continue reading to find more information about how this city's nursing homes fared in our category grades.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city performed especially well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Hazleton received one of our highest scores in that area with an A-. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, the city also received an impressive long-term care grade where it received a B in this category. In our final two categories, the city received a B- for its nursing rating and a grade of D in short-term care. Despite otherwise respectable category grades, this place's poor short-term care score may be an issue for those looking for rehabilitation..