With a population of 78,138 , Cordova, Tennessee is an average size city. Surprisingly, there are just 2 nursing homes there, which is not quite as many as we expected in a city of this size. We gave the nursing homes here city grade of C, which isn't as strong of a grade as we like. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Memphis, which received a below average city grade of C. These cities appear to be comparable, with neither receiving very strong grades. The best part of this city's profile was its nursing homes' stellar inspection grades. We discuss inspections in the following paragraph.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, the nursing homes in Cordova performed spectacularly well in our inspections category. In fact, some of its facilities received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, Cordova received one of our highest ratings in that area with an A+. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. Cordova's second highest score was in the area of long-term care, where it received a B-. In our final two categories, we gave the city rock bottom grades for our nursing and short-term care areas respectively.