With 198,659 people, Chattanooga, Tennessee is a fairly large metropolitan area. Surprisingly, there are just 4 nursing homes there, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. This place's nursing homes received a strong city grade of B+, so what this place lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. In fact, this place's city grade far surpassed the city grade of nursing homes in the local city of Chatsworth. While this grade are not that bad, we found Chattanooga to be on a whole other level. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing homes' inspection grades, which you can find in the next paragraph.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, most of the facilities in Chattanooga performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for this category, which is one of our highest scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite insignificant. The city also received one of our higher scores in our long-term care category, with a grade of B+. In our final two categories, the city received middle of the pack grades for our short-term care and nursing areas.