With 213,013 people, Reading, Pennsylvania is relatively large city. Surprisingly, there are just 5 nursing homes there, which is not as many as we expected in a city of this size. 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 Pottstown. We found the nursing homes in Reading to be rated much higher than the ones in Pottstown. One of the major highlights of this city's report card is its stellar inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
While its overall grade was fairly ordinary, this city performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, Reading also received one of our higher scores in our short-term care category, with a B. Finally, we gave Reading middle of the pack grades for our long-term care and nursing categories.