Brookings, South Dakota is a medium size city with 24,530 people. It has just 2 nursing homes, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. Despite only having a couple of nursing homes, this city received a top-notch city grade of A. By way of comparison, we gave the facilities in the nearby city of Sioux Falls a city grade of B+, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found the nursing homes in Brookings to be in a totally different league than the ones in Sioux Falls. One of the major highlights of this place's stellar profile is its nursing homes' inspection ratings. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, many of the facilities in Brookings performed extremely well in the category of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly perfect inspection reports this year. Consequently, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. Our inspection ratings are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We also wanted to point out that we awarded the city an A in our long-term care rating. Rounding out its straight A profile, we awarded the city a grade of A- in our nursing category and a grade of A- in the area of short-term care.