There are only 2 nursing homes located in Watertown, South Dakota, providing for a population of 24,983 people. We gave the nursing homes in this city a top-notch city grade of A. Even with only a few facilities, this is still quite an accomplishment. Watertown is ranked number 100 on our list of the best cities to find nursing homes in the nation. This is impressive since we assessed thousands of cities around the nation. Lastly, this city's category grades were every bit as impressive as its city grade. You can read more about these in the next paragraph.
On top of having excellent nursing homes overall, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the area of inspections, where we gave it an A+. Not many cities fared this well in this area. Our inspection scores are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We also awarded this city an A for our nursing category. Rounding out its straight A profile, we gave Watertown a grade of A- for its short-term care score and an A- for long-term care.