With 10 nursing homes in the city, you have a fair number of facilities in Austin, Texas. We awarded the nursing homes here a city grade of C, which is not as high of a score as we had hoped for. This score unfortunately is on the wrong side of the national average. One of the highlights of this place's profile is its nursing homes' strong inspection ratings, which you can find in the following section.
While the nursing homes in Austin received a middle of the road overall grade, its inspection grade is notably higher than the city's overall grade. Due to some of its facilities receiving strong inspection reports this year, we gave Austin one of our better grades in that category with a B+. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. The second best grade we gave this city in any category was its long-term care score, where it received a B-. In our final two categories, we awarded the city grades of C and D for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. In spite of an otherwise decent profile, a nursing rating this poor may be an ominous sign for nursing staffing levels.