Yakima, Washington is an average size city with 126,248 people. The city features 7 nursing homes, which is a reasonable number for a city of this size. We gave the nursing homes in this city a city grade of C, which isn't as strong of a score as we like. This grade is below average by national standards. The best part of this city's report card was is its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
This city's nursing homes' best category grade was in the area of government inspections. In this area, we gave Yakima a grade of B. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. The city also excelled in the area of short-term care with a grade of B. In our final two categories, this place earned grades of B- and D for our nursing and long-term care categories respectively. Even with an otherwise respectable performance, this city's poor long-term care score may be a problem for many prospective residents.