With 5,870 people, Hot Springs, South Dakota is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't offer you too many choices. These nursing homes here earned this place a quality city grade of B. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Rapid City, which received a city grade of B. We consider both cities to be good options, with the nursing homes in Hot Springs being as good or better than those in Rapid City. The best aspect of this city's strong profile was its nursing homes' inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
As mentioned above, this city received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of the city's nursing homes received nearly perfect health inspections in recent years. We awarded Hot Springs an elite grade of A+ in this category. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. Hot Springs also received an impressive long-term care rating where it received a B+ in this category. In our final two categories, this place earned slightly below average grades for our short-term care and nursing categories.