With 33,640 people, Big Spring, Texas is a small city. There are just 3 nursing homes in the city, which does not provide you with too many options to choose from. This relatively small group of nursing homes here received a city grade of B-. This is comparable with most of the cities in the country. The best part of this city's profile is its nursing homes' stellar inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the following section.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, the nursing homes in Big Spring performed extremely well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of the nursing homes in the city received nearly flawless inspection reports this year. As a result, Big Spring received one of our highest scores in that category with an A-. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. In addition, the city also received strong long-term care rating where it earned a grade of B+ in this category. In the other categories we looked at, this place earned grades of C and D for our short-term care and nursing areas respectively. Even with an otherwise respectable profile, a nursing rating this poor may be a bad sign for levels of nurse staffing.