With eight nursing homes in Waco, Texas, you can afford to look at multiple options before choosing a facility. We gave the nursing homes in this city a city grade of C, which isn't quite as strong of a grade as we had hoped for. Surprisingly, this place's city grade narrowly surpassed the city grade of facilities in the nearby city of Killeen, which received an awful city grade. We would advise you to be very selective in either city. The best part of this place's profile is is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the following section.
While the nursing homes in Waco received a decent overall grade, its inspection grade is notably better than the city's overall score. Due to some of its nursing homes receiving favorable inspection reports this year, Waco received one of our better scores in this category with a B+. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Waco earned its next highest score in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a B-, which also isn't a bad grade. In the last two categories, the city received grades of C and D for our short-term care and nursing areas respectively. Even with an otherwise respectable profile, a nursing rating in this range may be an ominous sign for levels of nurse staffing.