There are only 2 nursing homes in Fayetteville, Tennessee, servicing a population of 21,700 people. These nursing homes received on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a terrible grade, but it isn't as strong of a score as we had hoped for either. We also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Shelbyville. While we aren't raving about either city, we found the facilities in Fayetteville to be slightly better. This city is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have terrible grades in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found in the next section.
This city's overall grade was propped up by its favorable health inspections in recent years. We gave the city one of our better grades in this area, with a grade of B. Arguably the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. The city earned a B in our long-term care category. In the last two categories, Fayetteville received a grade of B- for its short-term care rating and a grade of C for nursing.