With a population of 49,659 people, Galveston, Texas is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't give you too many options to choose from. We awarded the nursing homes here city grade of C, which is not quite as high of a score as we like. We actually found this city grade is better than the grade we gave the nearby city of Humble. With Humble receiving such an awful grade, Galveston certainly appears to be a better bet. One of the highlights of this city's report card is its nursing homes' impressive inspection grades, which we will address in the next section.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection rating was better than its overall grade. In fact, we gave Galveston a B+ for its inspection score, which is one of our better grades. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This city's next best category is short-term care, where we gave it a grade of B- in this category. In the last two categories, we gave Galveston grades of C and D for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively. In spite of an otherwise respectable performance, this city's weak long-term care grade could be a concern for many people.