With a population of 25,461 people, Athens, Tennessee is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. This place's nursing homes received a strong city grade of B+, so what this city lacks in quantity, it makes up for by having high quality nursing homes. In fact, this city's city grade far surpassed the city grade of facilities in the nearby city of Chatsworth. While this grade are not that bad, we found Athens to be on a whole other level. The best part of this city's strong report card was its nursing homes' inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
On top of having quality nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A+. Few cities performed better in this area. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. In addition, Athens also fared well in the category of government short-term care with a B+. In the last two categories, the city were awarded a B- for its long-term care rating and a B- in nursing.