With eight nursing homes to choose from in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, you should assess multiple options before choosing a facility. We gave the nursing homes here a city grade of C, which is not quite as strong of a grade as we like. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Kingston. While we aren't raving about either city, we found the facilities in Wilkes Barre to be a better bet. This city is better in some categories than others, but it did not have bad scores in any of the major areas discussed below. More information about these categories is available in the next section.
This city received a fairly ordinary overall grade, however, we really wanted to point out that some of the nursing homes in the city almost flawless health inspections the past few years. We gave it an impressive grade of A- in this category. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Inspections is this city's second best feature. The city earned a grade of B- in this category. In our final two categories, Wilkes Barre earned a C for its short-term care rating and a grade of C in long-term care.