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. We awarded this relatively small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a very solid grade. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the nearby city of Woonsocket a city grade of B-, which is also a respectable grade. Nevertheless, we found the facilities in North Kingstown to be a better than the ones in Woonsocket. This city's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection grades, which is addressed in the next section.
On top of having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it an A-. Not many cities fared this well in this category. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. North Kingstown also received strong short-term care score with a grade of B+ in this area. In the last two categories, we gave North Kingstown slightly below average grades for our nursing and long-term care categories.