Providence, Rhode Island offers six nursing homes to choose from, which is not a bad selection. This city received a city grade of C for an overall score. This is not a strong city score. We also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Fall River, which received a city grade of C. These cities appear to be fairly comparable, with neither receiving very strong grades. Please continue reading to learn more about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
We wanted to note that this city's nursing rating was better than its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Providence a grade of B in this area, which is one of our better scores. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This city received its second highest score in the category of inspections, where we awarded it a grade of B-, which is also respectable. In the last two categories, Providence earned slightly below average grades in our nursing and long-term care categories.