With 19,701 people, Buckhannon, West Virginia is a relatively small city. There are just 2 nursing homes in the city, which does not offer you too many choices. Despite only having a couple of nursing homes, this city's nursing homes received a very good city grade of B+. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the nearby city of Fairmont a city grade of B, which is also an impressive score. Nevertheless, we found the facilities in Buckhannon to be even better than the ones in Fairmont. Fortunately, this place's nursing homes did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available in the next paragraph.
On top of having quality nursing homes overall, this city really excelled in the area of long-term care where the city earned a grade of A. Very few cities fared this well in this area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition, we also awarded this city an A for our inspections rating. In the last two categories, Buckhannon earned slightly below average grades for our nursing and short-term care areas.