There are three nursing homes in Salem, Virginia, so at least you have a few choices. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a strong city grade of B+. Even with only a couple of nursing homes, this is still an impressive city grade. By way of comparison, we awarded the nursing homes in the local city of Princeton a city grade of C, which is much lower score. Clearly, we found the nursing homes in Salem to be on a whole other level than the ones in Princeton. The best aspect of Salem's impressive profile was its nursing homes' inspection scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's nursing homes performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded the city an A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Salem performed remarkably well in the area of long-term care as well. Consequently, Salem received an A- in that category. In the last two categories, Salem earned slightly below average grades for our short-term care and nursing areas.