Altoona, Wisconsin has only three nursing homes to choose from, so you have relatively limited options. We awarded the nursing homes in this city a superb city grade of A. Even with only a few nursing homes, this is still quite an achievement. We also assessed the facilities in the nearby city of Winona, which received a city grade of B+. As good as the nursing homes are in Winona, we found Altoona to be rated even higher. Lastly, Altoona is also ranked as one of the 250 best cities in the entire nation.
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this city an A in our inspections rating. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We also wanted to emphasize that we awarded Altoona an A for our nursing rating. Wrapping up its straight A report card, we awarded the city an A- for short-term care and an A- in long-term care.