There are three nursing homes in Cookeville, Tennessee, which at least gives you a few options. With a city grade of B, this city's nursing homes turned out to be solid options. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Smyrna, which received a city grade of D. We found Cookeville to be a far better option. Fortunately, this place didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories can be found in the next paragraph.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, most of the nursing homes in Cookeville performed extremely well in our inspections category. In fact, some of its facilities received almost flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, we awarded Cookeville one of our best grades in that category with a grade of A. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. In addition, the city also fared well in the area of long-term care with a B. Finally, Cookeville were awarded a grade of B- for its short-term care score and a B- in nursing.