With just two nursing homes in the city, you only have a couple of choices in Sumter, South Carolina. These facilities did not really excel from a quality point of view either. The city was given a city grade of C, which is not one of our stronger scores at the city level. Nationally, most cities received a higher score than this city. One of the best aspects of this city's report card is its stellar inspection rating, which you can find in the following paragraph.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city performed especially well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received almost perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, Sumter received one of our best scores in that category with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. Sumter also fared well in the category of long-term care with a B+. Lastly, Sumter received rock bottom grades in our nursing and short-term care categories respectively.