Virginia Beach, Virginia is a large city with 437,994 people. It has 11 nursing homes, so you should have plenty of options to choose from. The nursing homes in this city received a city grade of B. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of Norfolk, which received a city grade of C. We found Virginia Beach to be a bit better. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any weak links in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available in the next paragraph.
In addition to having excellent nursing homes on the whole, this city's nursing homes really excelled in the category of inspections, where we gave it a grade of A-. Not many cities earned a better grade in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. Virginia Beach also earned one of our better scores in the area of short-term care, with a grade of B+. Lastly, we gave the city a B- for long-term care and a grade of B- for nursing.