Richmond, Virginia is a large city with 364,141 people. It has 10 nursing homes, so you should have plenty of options to choose from. These facilities were awarded on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a terrible grade, but it is not quite as strong of a grade as we like to see either. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the facilities in the nearby city of Hopewell. While we aren't high on either city, we found the nursing homes in Richmond to be slightly better. The best part of this city's report card is is its inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
This city's best category grade came in the area of inspections. In that area, we gave Richmond a B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. This city's next best score came in the area of short-term care, where Richmond received a grade of B-. In our final two categories, we awarded the city middle of the pack grades in our nursing and long-term care areas.