There are three nursing homes in Columbia, Tennessee, so at least you have a few options. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a first-rate city grade of A-. Even with only a few facilities, this is still a great achievement. In fact, this ended up being the fifth best city in the state of Tennessee according to our ratings. Finally, this city's category grades were every bit as strong as its overall city grade. You can read more about these in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, the nursing homes in Columbia performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Columbia an A+ for this category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. We also awarded this city an A- for our nursing rating. Wrapping up its quality profile, Columbia received a B+ for its long-term care rating and a B+ for short-term care. We truly found this city to be very strong in every category.