Atlanta Families Searching for Senior Living Now Can Access Objective Rating Data Online

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This program will prove to be a valuable resource for seniors and their families who face a multitude of options during their search for senior care. -Ed Fletcher, Co-Manager of Dunwoody Pines, an online resource for families searching for senior care and housing, today introduced the industry’s only quantitative-based rating system for evaluating 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 communities in each metropolitan area receive the Best Senior Living Awards badge of recognition.

The top honor in Atlanta was awarded to Dunwoody Pines, a Sunshine Retirement Living community. A list of other highly rated providers in the area can be found here. Providing this recognition to Atlanta’s top communities is important to do now, because it will serve as a tool to families who will soon be weighing the numerous senior care options available. Research shows that the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday time is when many families investigate senior living options.

"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 Atlanta area, 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 national rating system. The company recruited over 200 local experts and gathered state inspection reports from 40 states across the country. State 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.

"What an honor! Both Dunwoody Pines and Sunshine Retirement Living are so proud to be selected as the winning community in Atlanta by and their panel of local experts. Winning #1 in the Best Senior Living Awards demonstrates our dedication to serving residents from every single employee at Dunwoody Pines," said Ed Fletcher, Co-Manager of Dunwoody Pines. "This program will prove to be a valuable resource for seniors and their families who face a multitude of options during their search for senior care. Thank you for selecting us and to our local Atlanta community who support what we love to do, enriching the lives of our residents!"

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. To see a list of senior living communities in the Atlanta Metro visit our Atlanta assisted living page.

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