With a population of 46,768 people, Parkersburg, West Virginia is a small city. There are just 4 nursing homes there, which doesn't give you too many options to choose from. With a city grade of B, this city's nursing homes proved to be good options. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the local city of Zanesville a city grade of F, which is a very poor grade. Clearly, we found the facilities in Parkersburg to be on a whole other level than the ones in Zanesville. The best part of Parkersburg's strong report card is its nursing homes' inspection grades. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this city an A for our inspections category. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. The city earned a B+ for our long-term care category. Lastly, the city earned a grade of B- for its nursing rating and a grade of B- in short-term care.