With 321,490 people, Alexandria, Virginia is a fairly large city. There are 6 nursing homes in the city, which gives you plenty of options to choose from. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a city grade of B, which is a very solid grade. In fact, this city's city grade far surpassed the city grade of nursing homes in the nearby city of Egg Harbor Township. While this grade are not terrible, we found Alexandria to be on a whole other level. Finally, Alexandria has the prestigious distinction of being the fifteenth best city in the state of Virginia according to our ratings.
This city received a strong overall grade, but we especially wanted to emphasize that some of the city's nursing homes received nearly perfect health inspections the past few years. We awarded Alexandria an elite grade of A- for this area. Inspection grades are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. In addition, the city earned a grade of B+ in our short-term care category. In the other categories we looked at, we awarded the city middle of the pack grades for our nursing and long-term care areas.