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 a city grade of B, which is a perfectly respectable score. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the local city of Irwin a city grade of D, which is a very poor grade. Clearly, we found the nursing homes in Pittsburgh to be on a whole other level than the ones in Irwin. This city's report card is also very consistent as it did not receive a single poor category grade either. You can learn more about these in the next paragraph.
On top of 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 performed better in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. In addition, Pittsburgh also earned one of our higher scores in the area of short-term care, with a B. Wrapping up its strong report card, this place received a B for nursing and a B in long-term care. This city really didn't have any weak links based on our assessment.