Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
SeniorHomes.com, 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 rated communities in each metropolitan area receive the Best Senior Living Awards badge of recognition.
The top honor in Charlotte was awarded to Brighton Gardens of Charlotte, a Sunrise Senior Living community. A list of the city’s other top rated communities can be found here. The release of the Top Rated list in Charlotte is timely as research shows that the holiday season is when many families begin examining 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 Charlotte area, and this program gives them the impartial resource they’ve been looking for,” said Chris Rodde, CEO of SeniorHomes.com. “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.”
SeniorHomes.com spent over nine months gathering the necessary data to feed into its rating system. The company recruited over 200 local experts and gathered state inspection reports from 40 states across the country. State infraction counts for many communities across the country are now displayed on the SeniorHomes.com website. In addition, the company gathered consumer reviews from the SeniorHomes.com 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 in Charlotte, NC. “It’s a true honor for our entire team to receive the highest rating among senior living communities in the area and to be named Winner of the Best Senior Living Community in Charlotte”, commented Amy Blalock, Executive Director of Brighton Gardens of Charlotte. “We know that families have a choice when selecting senior care and we are thrilled to be recognized as the best. We work hard every day to champion the quality of life for all seniors, and we’re dedicated to serving our residents and their families with personalized, high quality care.”
SeniorHomes.com, http://www.seniorhomes.com, is a trusted internet resource for families or individuals looking for senior housing or care. SeniorHomes.com 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. To see a list of senior living communities in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill region see our Charlotte assisted living page. Launched in 2008, the company educates over 3 million people a year on options available for senior living and senior care.