With 67,593 people, Harrisonburg, Virginia is a small city. Unfortunately, there is only one nursing home there. We were relieved to discover that its only nursing home received a phenomenal overall grade of A+. For comparison's sake, we also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Staunton. With Staunton receiving an awful city grade, we found the facility in Harrisonburg to be in a totally different league than most of the nursing homes in Staunton. In addition, Harrisonburg is also one of the 25 best cities in the nation. This is about as good as it gets.
As mentioned above, this city's lone nursing home received a great overall grade, but we especially wanted to point out its nearly perfect health inspections the past few years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Our inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. We also awarded this facility an A+ for our short-term care rating. Rounding out its straight A profile, the city received a grade of A for its nursing rating and an A for long-term care.