U.S. News Best Senior Living Overview

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U.S. News Best Senior Living

Overview and How to Participate

For over 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has worked with leading providers of all health-related sectors, locations, and sizes to recognize those who provide the best care. Independent evaluations from a trusted source can help families make better decisions and have a more positive experience.

What is U.S. News Best Senior Living?

In 2022, U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural Best Senior Living ratings to help families choose from the best senior living communities and care options in their area. Activated Insights supports U.S. News by working with providers to administer the survey to residents and families. Survey participation is required to be eligible for a potential Best Senior Living recognition.

U.S. News intends to recognize communities in the following categories:

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Life Plan/Continuing Care Retirement Communities

What you get by registering


Expanded Profile

Participating communities will have expanded profiles on USNews.com with highlights and information.
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Participating communities have the potential to earn awards and receive accolades which are 100% based on the data.

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High Level Insights

Get the average CES across your brand versus benchmarks. Some providers choose a data subscription for additional insights.

How It Works

How to Participate

Surveying is a simple two-step process: 

  1. Complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Initiate customer survey process (see sample survey)

Benefits to Participating

Communities that earn recognition by U.S. News will benefit from high visibility, an independent quality assessment they can refer families to, and branding elements that can be used in consumer marketing.

What is the timing?

The Best Senior Living survey period for 2025 publication is now live and will close Q3 2024, which means participants must sign up to survey by September 2024. U.S. News expects to publish a list of the Best Senor Living at the beginning of 2025.

Jeff Fischer, MBK Senior Living

Jeff Fischer, President, MBK Senior Living Discusses U.S. News participation. See more testimonials here.

Client Quotes

The media only seems to care when Mom was dropped or when Mom had something bad happen under our care. With USNews, it will be good to get positive recognition for our team member's day to day work.

- Joe Hessley
CEO, WindRiver

We get so many more thank you notes from families than bad issues. Most people who are not in senior living don't know that.

- CEO of a 50+ community brand

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The registration fee covers the costs of administering your resident and family survey, which includes a high-level summary of overall results. Detailed survey results and raw data will be provided at an additional cost. Survey participation is required to be eligible for a potential Best Senior Living recognition. U.S. News Best recognition is not guaranteed upon survey completion.