We looked at the only nursing home in Hampton, Virginia. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B-, which is a a solid rating. We also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Portsmouth. With Portsmouth receiving a terrible city grade, we found the nursing home in Hampton to be in a totally different league than most of the nursing homes in Portsmouth. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its stellar inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next section.
While its overall grade was not elite, we awarded this city's sole nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility also excelled in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a B+. Rounding out its report card, this place received grades of B and D for our short-term care and nursing categories respectively. In spite of an otherwise strong profile, a nursing grade this poor may be an ominous sign for nursing staffing levels.