With three nursing homes in the city, there are only a few choices in Lexington, South Carolina. This city's nursing homes received an excellent city grade of A-, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. We were so impressed with Lexington that we rated it as one of the five highest rated cities in the state of South Carolina. Finally, this city's category grades were every bit as impressive as its city grade. You can read more about these in the next section.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing homes received a strong overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of the city's facilities received virtually flawless health inspections the past few years. We awarded Lexington an impressive grade of A for this area. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. In addition, the city performed remarkably well in terms of its long-term care grade as well. As a result, we awarded Lexington an A in this category. Rounding out its quality profile, Lexington earned a B+ for its short-term care score and a B+ in the area of nursing. We really found this city to be very competent in each category we assessed.