With a population of 22,463 , Camden, South Carolina is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't give you too many options. We awarded this relatively small group of nursing homes a city grade of B, which is a good rating. We also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Sumter, which received a city grade of D. We found Camden to be a far better option. We were also pleased to find that this city's nursing homes did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades is available in the next paragraph.
Part of the reason Camden performed well overall is that many of its facilities fared well in the category of inspections with a B+. Our inspection ratings are tied to several items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. In addition, Camden also excelled in the category of health nursing with a grade of B. Lastly, we gave Camden a B for its short-term care grade and a B- for long-term care.