With a population of 46,768 people, Parkersburg, West Virginia is a small city. There are 5 nursing homes in the city, which gives you a few options. With a city grade of B-, you ought to be able to find a respectable nursing home in the city. By way of comparison, we awarded the facilities in the local city of Zanesville a city grade of C, which is lower score. Although the two cities were relatively similar, we found the nursing homes in Parkersburg to be a better bet. One of the major highlights of this city's report card is its stellar inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
While its overall score was somewhat average, this city's nursing homes performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded Parkersburg an A for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. The city earned a grade of B+ for our long-term care category. In the other categories we looked at, this place received a B- for nursing and a grade of C in the area of short-term care.