There is only one nursing home in Weslaco, Texas, providing for a small population of 63,844 people. We awarded the city's sole nursing home a grade of B-, which is a a decent score. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Mercedes. With Mercedes receiving a terrible city grade, we found the facility in Weslaco to be rated much higher than most of the nursing homes in Mercedes. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection rating, which you can find in the following section.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city's nursing home performed remarkably well in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly perfect inspection report this year. As a result, we awarded it one of our best scores in that area with an A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. This nursing home also earned one of our better grades in long-term care, where we gave it a B+ in the category. In our final two categories, Weslaco received a C for its short-term care grade and a grade of D for nursing. Even with an otherwise respectable profile, a nursing rating this poor may be an ominous sign for nursing staffing levels.