With a population of 117,728 people, Bellingham, Washington is an average size city. There are 6 nursing homes in the city, which provides you with some options. These facilities received on average an overall grade of C. This isn't a bad score, but it is not quite as high of a score as we like to see either. This place's city grade was a bit better than the city grade of facilities in the local city of Mount Vernon, which received an awful city grade. If choosing between the two, Bellingham looks like a better option. One of the highlights of this city's report card is its nursing homes' strong nursing scores, which we will address in the following section.
We wanted to note that this city's nursing score was better than its overall grade. In fact, we gave Bellingham a B+ in this area, which is one of our better scores. Cities with these types of nursing ratings usually have plenty of nursing homes with impressive staffing levels. Bellingham earned a B for our short-term care category. In the other categories we looked at, we gave the city middle of the pack grades for our long-term care and inspections categories respectively.