With 24,983 people, Watertown, South Dakota is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't offer you too many options. We gave the nursing homes here an excellent city grade of A. Even with just a couple of nursing homes, this is still a great achievement. Watertown has the distinction of being the highest rated city in South Dakota. Headlining this city's stellar report card is its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed extremely well in terms of its inspection grade. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received almost flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, Watertown received one of our best ratings in that category with an A+. Our inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. In addition, Watertown also really excelled in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of A. Wrapping up its straight A report card, the city received top notch grades for our short-term care and long-term care areas as well.