With three nursing homes in the city, there are only a few choices in Decatur, Texas. Sadly, we gave the nursing homes in this city city grade of D, which is a terrible grade at the city level. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Coppell, which received an abysmal city grade of F. While neither city received a favorable grade, Decatur looks like the slightly better option. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its nursing homes' category grades. This city's nursing homes surprisingly received a strong grade in inspections for instance.
While its overall grade was abysmal, this city's performed much better in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our higher scores. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with a bunch of severe deficiencies flagged. Surprisingly, we also awarded Decatur a respectable grade of C for our long-term care rating. In the last two categories, the city received a grade of C for its short-term care score and a grade of D for nursing. Even with an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade this poor may be a bad sign for levels of nurse staffing.