With a population of 112,588 people, Charlottesville, Virginia is a medium size city. Surprisingly, there are just 4 nursing homes there, which is fewer than we expected in a city of this size. We gave this city a city grade of B for based on the quality of its nursing homes. In fact, this city's city grade far surpassed the city grade of nursing homes in the local city of Culpeper. While the nursing homes in Culpeper are not terrible, we found Charlottesville to be in a totally different league. The best part of this city's strong report card is its nursing homes' inspection scores. We discuss inspections in the next section
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, many of the nursing homes in Charlottesville performed spectacularly well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Charlottesville an A- for this category, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. The city earned a grade of B in the area of long-term care. Lastly, we gave Charlottesville slightly below average grades in our nursing and short-term care categories.