There are six facilities in Charleston, South Carolina, which provides you with some choices. Impressively, this city's nursing homes received a strong city grade of B+. A city grade of this caliber is not very common in a city with so many facilities. Charleston has the prestigious distinction of being one of the twenty five highest rated cities in the state of South Carolina. This is also a reminder that this state has a long list of cities with excellent nursing homes. We were also pleased to find that this place's nursing homes did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available in the next section.
As mentioned above, this city received a great overall grade, but we especially wanted to point out that some of its facilities received virtually perfect health inspections the past few years. We awarded Charleston an impressive grade of A- for this category. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, the city also excelled in the area of long-term care with a B+. Wrapping up its strong report card, this place received a B+ for its short-term care rating and a B in the area of nursing. This place didn't have any weak links as far as we could tell.