There are only 2 nursing homes in Verona, Pennsylvania, providing for a population of 17,395 people. We gave the nursing homes in this city an excellent city grade of A. Even with just a few facilities, this is still quite an accomplishment. We found this city grade was considerably better than the city grade of B- received by the nearby city of Washington. Both cities received decent grades, but Verona appears to be on a whole other level. Lastly, this city's category grades were just as strong as its city grade. You can learn more about these in the next paragraph.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the facilities in Verona performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. The city performed extremely well in the area of nursing as well. As a result, we awarded Verona a grade of A in that category. Wrapping up its straight A profile, we gave Verona a grade of A- in our long-term care category and an A- in short-term care.