With 29 nursing homes in the city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers more nursing homes than the vast majority of cities. We awarded the nursing homes here an excellent city grade of B+, which is an impressive achievement when you consider the number of nursing homes here. By way of comparison, we gave the facilities in the nearby city of Washington a city grade of B-, which is also a respectable grade. However, we found the nursing homes in Pittsburgh to be a slightly better bet than the ones in Washington. This city's profile was also very consistent as it did not receive a single poor category grade either. You can learn more about these in the next section.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes overall, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the area of inspections, where we gave it an A-. Few cities fared this well in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. In addition, the city earned a B+ for our short-term care category. Rounding out its quality report card, Pittsburgh received a B for nursing and a B for long-term care. This city really did not have any weak links based on our assessment.