Best Assisted Living Communities Announced Across U.S. in Time for Holiday Family Decision Making

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We created the Best Senior Living Awards because the industry was lacking unbiased information for consumers. - Chris Rodde, CEO, an online resource for families searching for senior care and housing, today announced the Winners and Top Rated communities in its Best Senior Living Awards. The Best Senior Living Awards program covers 20 of the largest metropolitan markets throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Georgia, and North Carolina. A complete list of award winners in each market can be found here. The awards program and the Top Rated badges awarded will serve as a timely resource for families during the holiday season as research shows that holidays are a time when many families begin researching senior living options.

In order to provide consumers with unbiased information when considering senior living choices, developed the industry’s only quantitative-based evaluation system for senior living communities. The company’s proprietary methodology incorporates public state inspection data, ratings from local experts, and reviews from residents and their families, which is then turned into an internal rating. Based on these ratings, the top rated communities in each metropolitan area receive the Best Senior Living Award badge.

"We created the Best Senior Living Awards because the industry was lacking unbiased information for consumers. Families are looking for help in evaluating the quality of assisted living, independent living and memory care communities in the marketplace, and this program gives them the impartial resource they’ve been looking for," said Chris Rodde, CEO of "Through the use of Best Senior Living Awards we hope to bring attention to the excellent communities that exist in the senior living industry, perhaps shining a light on models for success. However, our website also provides information on communities with areas of concern that consumers need to know about." spent over nine months gathering the necessary data to feed into its rating system. Over 200 senior living professionals were consulted to provide their opinions of the quality of the communities near them. The company gathered state inspection reports from 40 states across the country, including California and infraction counts can now be found for many communities across the country on the website. In addition, the company gathered consumer reviews from the website as well as other review websites on the Internet to feed its ratings.

Several national senior living providers won the top rated spot in markets where they operate including Sunrise Senior Living. "Sunrise Senior Living is honored to be recognized as one of the best senior living providers, receiving top honors from in four markets," said Kelly Myers, Senior Vice President of Sales for Sunrise. "Our thousands of dedicated and compassionate team members fulfill our mission to champion quality of life each and every day, and we could not be more proud of their efforts. We look forward to continue providing high quality care and services to benefit even more seniors and their families."

About,, is a trusted internet resource for families or individuals looking for senior housing or care. features thousands of expert-written articles, a free care advisor service and a comprehensive directory of care options including reviews and rating data on communities. Launched in 2008, the company educates over 3 million people a year on options available for senior living and senior care.

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