With a population of 90,647 people, Rapid City, South Dakota is a moderately populated city. There are 5 nursing homes there, which gives you multiple options. This place's nursing homes received a top-notch city grade of A-, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. In fact, this is one of the 250 best cities in the country. This is impressive since we ranked thousands of cities around the nation. Lastly, this city's category grades were every bit as strong as its overall city grade. You can learn more about these in the next section.
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded Rapid City an A in our inspections category. Our inspection grades are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. The city performed extremely well in the category of long-term care as well. As a result, Rapid City received an A- in this category. Rounding out its phenomenal profile, the city received grades of A- and B+ for our nursing and short-term care categories respectively.