With 213,013 people, Reading, Pennsylvania is relatively large city. There are 10 nursing homes there, which provides you with a variety of choices. We gave this city a city grade of B based on its overall nursing home quality. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Phoenixville. We found the nursing homes in Reading to be a bit better. The best part of Reading's strong profile was its nursing homes' inspection grades. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Reading an A for this category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, the city also earned one of our higher grades in the area of long-term care, with a grade of B. In the other categories we looked at, we gave the city middle of the pack grades in our nursing and short-term care categories.