Westerly, Rhode Island has only three nursing homes to choose from, which is a limited selection. The nursing homes in this city received a top-notch city grade of A-. Even with only a few facilities, this is still a great achievement. We were so impressed with this city that we ranked it as one of the top 500 cities in the country. This is impressive since we assessed thousands of cities around the country. The best aspect of Westerly's impressive report card was its nursing homes' short-term care grades. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
On top of having quality nursing homes overall, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the area of short-term care where it received a grade of A. Not many cities performed better in this area. Cities with these types of short-term care ratings usually have facilities offering physical therapy, highly skilled nursing and other services related to rehabilitation. Westerly performed remarkably well in terms of its inspection grade as well. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received virtually flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, Westerly received an A- in that category. Wrapping up its quality report card, this place were awarded a B+ for its long-term care rating and a B in nursing. This place really did not have any weak links as far as we could tell.