Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania offers just four nursing homes to choose from, so you don't have too many options to choose from. We awarded the nursing homes here city grade of C, which is not quite as high of a score as we like. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Williamsport. While we not raving about either city, we found the nursing homes in Wilkes Barre to be a better bet. The best part of this place's report card is is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
This city's nursing homes' most impressive category grade was in the area of government inspections. In that area, we gave Wilkes Barre a B+. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This city's second best grade came in nursing, where Wilkes Barre received a B-. Lastly, this place received a C for its short-term care score and a grade of D for long-term care. In spite of an otherwise decent profile, a long-term care grade this poor may be an issue for some people.