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 a good grade. However, we found the nursing homes in Brookings to be rated slightly higher than the ones in Sioux Falls. The best aspect of this city's impressive report card was its nursing homes' inspection scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
To pair with its great overall grade, we awarded this city a grade of A+ for our inspections category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. In addition, we also awarded Brookings a grade of A- in our long-term care category. Wrapping up its quality profile, the city earned a B+ for its short-term care rating and a B+ for nursing. We truly found Brookings to be very competent in each category we assessed.