With 17,169 people, Barre, Vermont is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't provide you with too many options. We gave this city a solid city grade of B- based on the quality of its nursing homes. Surprisingly, Barre is one of the top three cities in Vermont according to our ratings. There's nothing wrong with this grade, but most states offer a handful of cities with more elite scores. One of the better aspects of this place's profile is its nursing homes' strong inspection scores, which we will address in the following paragraph.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection rating outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Barre a B+ for its inspection grade, which is one of our higher grades. Inspection scores account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. The city also fared well in the area of health short-term care with a B. Wrapping up its profile, we gave Barre grades of B and D for our nursing and long-term care areas respectively. Even with otherwise strong category grades, this place's poor short-term care score could be an issue for many people.