Of more than 38,000 assisted living communities across the nation, Caring.com sought to find the best facilities based on popular consumer vote. The site designated 119 communities “Caring Stars” of 2012 in recognition of service excellence, with the results announced this week.
Across 24 states, the communities received the designation based on a yearlong compilation of consumer ratings and reviews. The results were tallied in December 2011.
California holds the greatest number of Caring Star designees, numbering 23 facilities. Arizona has the second largest number of any state, boasting 21 facilities on the list.
“Our research shows that word-of-mouth recommendations from others outweigh all other factors for caregivers choosing an assisted living community for a loved one,” said Andy Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Caring.com. These first-hand testimonials are consistently cited as more important than anything else, including price and location, which are second and third in impact respectively.”
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Written by Elizabeth Ecker