With a population of 17,996 people, Galax, Virginia is a small city. There are just 2 nursing homes there, which doesn't provide you with too many options to choose from. This relatively small group of nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B-, which is not a bad rating for the city. This is a middle of the pack score compared to other cities in the United States. The best part of this city's report card is its nursing homes' remarkable inspection ratings. Inspection grades are discussed in the following section.
While its overall score was fairly ordinary, we awarded this city an A for our inspections rating. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively minor. The city also excelled in the category of health long-term care with a B+. Lastly, this place earned rock bottom grades for our nursing and short-term care categories respectively.