With three nursing homes in the city, there are only a few choices in Decatur, Texas. We awarded the nursing homes here city grade of C, which isn't as high of a grade as we had hoped for. We found that most cities received a B or higher, leaving this city on the wrong side of average. The best part of this city's profile was is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the following paragraph.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection grade was superior to its overall grade. In fact, we gave Decatur a B+ for its inspection grade, which is one of our higher scores. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this area typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Inspections is this city's next best feature. It received a B- in this area. In the last two categories, we gave the city grades of C and F for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. Even with an otherwise decent profile, a nursing rating of this caliber may be a bad sign for nursing staffing levels.