With a population of 24,239 people, Athens, Texas is a small city. There are just 4 nursing homes in the city, which doesn't provide you with too many choices. We gave this city a respectable city grade of B- based on the quality of its nursing homes. This place's city grade narrowly surpassed the city grade of nursing homes in the local city of Red Oak, which received an abysmal city grade. If choosing between the two, Athens looks like a better option. One of the best aspects of this city's profile is its remarkable inspection grade, which you can find in the following paragraph.
While its overall grade was not elite, this city's nursing homes performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city a grade of A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Athens received a B in the area of long-term care. In the last two categories, the city received grades of C and D for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. Even with an otherwise respectable profile, a nursing rating in this range may be an ominous sign for levels of nurse staffing.