There are 15 facilities in Knoxville, Tennessee, which gives you a reasonable number of choices. These nursing homes were awarded on average an overall grade of B, which is a perfectly respectable grade for the city. We found this city grade was every bit as good as the city grade of B we gave the nearby city of Maryville. Both cities have some strong nursing homes. We were also pleased to find that this city's nursing homes didn't have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found in the next paragraph.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing homes received a great overall grade, but we also wanted to emphasize that some of its nursing homes received almost perfect health inspections the past few years. We awarded Knoxville an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city earned a grade of B in the area of nursing. Finally, the city received middle of the pack grades in our long-term care and short-term care areas.