With just three nursing homes in the city, you only have a couple of options in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. These nursing homes here earned this city a city grade of B. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of New Bedford, which received a city grade of B. We consider both cities to be acceptable options, with the facilities in Pawtucket being as good or better than those in New Bedford. The best part of this city's strong profile is its nursing homes' inspection grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the facilities in Pawtucket performed spectacularly well in terms of its inspection grade. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received nearly perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Pawtucket received one of our best scores in that area with an A-. Our inspection scores are based on many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. The city also received an impressive nursing grade where it earned a B+ in this category. In our final two categories, the city received a B+ for its short-term care grade and a C in the area of long-term care.