With 28,790 people, Johnston, Rhode Island is a relatively small city. There are only 3 nursing homes in the city, which does not provide you with too many options. This place's nursing homes received a top-notch city grade of A-, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Woonsocket, which has some decent nursing homes of its own. Nevertheless, we found the nursing homes in Johnston to be rated much higher than the ones in Woonsocket. We were so impressed with this city that we rated it as one of the top 500 cities in the country.
This city received a strong overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of the city's nursing homes received almost perfect health inspections in recent years. We awarded Johnston an elite grade of A- for this area. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. The city also performed remarkably well in our nursing category, with an A- for that area. Rounding out its profile, we gave the city favorable grades in our long-term care and short-term care categories as well.