With 11 nursing homes in the city, Knoxville, Tennessee has more nursing homes than many cities. The nursing homes here received a good city grade of B. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Morristown, which received a city grade of B. We found both cities to be acceptable options, with the facilities in Knoxville being every bit as good as those in Morristown. Perhaps most importantly, Knoxville has 7 facilities that were awarded a grade of A- or better. This provides even more first-class nursing homes than many higher rated cities can offer.
As mentioned above, this city received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to emphasize that some of the city's nursing homes received virtually flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave Knoxville an impressive grade of A in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. The city also received strong nursing rating with a B in this category. In the other categories we looked at, the city received middle of the road grades for our long-term care and short-term care categories.