Pasco, Washington is a relatively small city with 68,191 people. It has only one nursing home, which is less than we were hoping for. We gave the city's lone nursing home a grade of B-, which is a a solid score. We also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Richland. With Richland receiving a terrible city grade, we found the nursing home in Pasco to be rated much higher than most of the nursing homes in Richland. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its remarkable nursing rating, which we will address in the following section.
Despite receiving a fairly ordinary overall grade, this city's nursing home performed extremely well in the area of nursing. In fact, it received one of our best grades in that area with a grade of A. We looked at the qualifications of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in determining our score in this category. The second best grade we gave this city in any area was its short-term care grade, where it received a B-. Lastly, this place received middle of the pack grades for our long-term care and inspections categories respectively.