With 22,551 people, North Kingstown, Rhode Island is a small city. There are just 3 nursing homes in the city, which does not provide you with too many choices. The nursing homes in this city received an excellent city grade of B+. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still an impressive city grade. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the nearby city of Randolph a city grade of B, which is also a good score. However, we found the nursing homes in North Kingstown to be rated slightly higher than the ones in Randolph. This city's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the nursing homes in North Kingstown performed remarkably well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. In addition, we also awarded this city a grade of A- for our nursing category. Rounding out its impressive profile, the city earned a B+ for short-term care and a B in the area of long-term care. This city really did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.