Hendersonville, Tennessee is a relatively small city with 59,256 people. The city features just one nursing home, which is not the selection we were hoping for. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received a phenomenal overall grade of A-. We also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Madison. We found the facility in Hendersonville to be rated much higher than most of the nursing homes in Madison. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's only nursing home performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We also awarded this facility an A- for our short-term care category. Wrapping up its phenomenal profile, this place were awarded an A- for long-term care and a grade of B+ in nursing.