South Jordan, Utah is a relatively small city with 50,566 people. The city has just one nursing home, which is less than we were hoping for. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received an excellent overall grade of A. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Orem, which received an impressive city grade in its own right. However, we found that this nursing home in South Jordan is possibly an even better option than most of the facilities in Orem. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's report card is its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the following section.
As mentioned above, this city's nursing home received a strong overall grade, but we gave it an impressive grade of A+ in short-term care. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This nursing home also performed remarkably well in our inspections category. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year, which caused us to award it a grade of A. Rounding out its straight A report card, we awarded the city a grade of A for its long-term care score and an A in the area of nursing.