There are only 2 nursing homes located in Payson, Utah, providing for a population of 23,457 people. We gave this city a city grade of B for overall nursing home quality. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Sandy, which received a city grade of C. We found Payson to be on a whole other level. Fortunately, this city's nursing homes did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories is available in the next section.
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this city performed extremely well in terms of its short-term care grade. We awarded Payson one of our highest grades in that category with a grade of A-. Cities with these types of short-term care scores typically have plenty of nursing homes offering physical therapy, highly skilled nursing and other services related to rehabilitation. In addition, the city also received an impressive nursing score where it earned a grade of B in this area. Finally, the city received a B in our inspections category and a B- in the area of long-term care.