With a population of 21,208 people, Gloucester, Virginia is a relatively small city. There are only 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not provide you with too many options. We gave the nursing homes in this city a phenomenal city grade of A-. Even with just a few nursing homes, this is still a great achievement. In fact, this is the fifth best city in all of Virginia according to our rankings. The best part of this city's impressive report card was its nursing homes' inspection grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
In addition to having quality nursing homes overall, this city really excelled in the area of inspections, where we gave it an A. Not many cities fared this well in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. In addition, the city performed spectacularly well in terms of its short-term care grade as well. Consequently, we awarded it an A- in this area. Rounding out its top notch report card, this place received grades of A- and B+ for our nursing and long-term care categories respectively.