Richmond, Texas is a medium size city with 97,598 people. It has only 3 nursing homes, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. These facilities were awarded on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a bad grade, but it is not as high of a grade as we like to see either. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Humble. While we aren't raving about either city, we found the nursing homes in Richmond to be slightly better. One of the major highlights of this city's report card is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the following paragraph.
This city's nursing homes received a somewhat average overall grade, but we really want to emphasize that some of its facilities nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave it an elite grade of A- in this category. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. The next best score we gave this city in any category was its short-term care grade, where it earned a B-. Lastly, the city were awarded a C for its long-term care grade and a grade of D in the area of nursing. While we found its other categories to be acceptable, this nursing grade isn't a good sign for nursing staffing levels.