Kilgore, Texas has just two nursing homes to choose from, so you have relatively limited options. We gave the nursing homes in this city city grade of C, which isn't quite as high of a grade as we had hoped for. We also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Longview, which received a city grade of C. These cities appear to be comparable, with neither receiving very strong grades. The best part of this city's profile was its nursing homes' remarkable inspection scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Despite receiving a somewhat average overall grade, this city's nursing homes performed spectacularly well in the area of inspections. In fact, some of its facilities received virtually perfect inspection reports this year. As a result, we awarded Kilgore one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category typically have few severe deficiencies. The city also excelled in the area of government long-term care with a B. In the last two categories, we awarded the city rock bottom grades in our nursing and short-term care categories respectively.