More than 1,200 senior living communities operated by more than 80 companies have another way to stand out among their peers starting this morning, as the inaugural U.S. News & World Report’s Best Senior Living ratings were announced.
Online profile pages featuring all recognized communities share community details, areas where they were judged to excel by residents and their families, and accolades and testimonials to help older adults and their families evaluate places to live.
In addition to yielding information for consumers, the process provides participating providers with marketing fodder and information that enables them to compare themselves with peer communities across various dimensions of satisfaction.
“I think providers will benefit from increased consumer visibility and trust,” Activated Insights CEO Jacquelyn Kung, DrPH, MBA, told McKnight’s Senior Living. Activated Insights administered the surveys and collected the data that were analyzed by U.S. News to produce the “Best” ratings.
With the publication of the 2022 list, senior living communities join nursing homes, hospitals, colleges and other businesses evaluated and profiled by U.S. News. Designations covering the industry include Best Independent Living, Best Assisted Living, Best Memory Care and Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities.