Best Retirement Destinations Ranks Top Assisted Living Picks

Best Retirement Destinations, an online resource that helps people search for senior living communities, ranked its top assisted living destinations for March 2014.

The top-30 rankings are evaluated by criteria that spans five critical areas, including personalized care, quality of medical care, social networking capabilities, safety/security and proximity of medical care. 

“We have done our research on what criteria is important to those living in an assisted living community,” Best Retirement Destinations writes, regarding its evaluation criteria. “The destinations that appear on our rankings system have proven themselves to be above the standard in five critical areas.”


Topping the rankings is The Stratford, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Carmel, Indiana. The community is managed by Charlotte, North Carolina-based developer Maxwell Group, Inc.

Managed by Charlotte, North Carolina-based Maxwell Group, Inc. the CCRC contains 38 cottages, 132 apartments, 23 assisted living suites, 10 Alzheimer’s rooms and 18 skilled nursing and rehab units. 

Ranking second on the list is The Watermark at Logan Square, a community located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services. 


The community, which earned an overall score of 97%, is a product of Tucson, Arizona-based provider Watermark Retirement communities. 

TidePointe, a Vi Community, rounded out the top three rankings of the best assisted living destinations. The luxury senior living community located in Hilton Head, South Carolina, is a Type C fee-for-service CCRC.

The top-30 list also includes what each community scored in regards to Best Retirement Destinations’ evaluation criteria, with communities ranked “excellent,” “very good” or “good” across each of the five categories. 

Senior living providers are also invited to apply for rankings on the Best Retirement Destinations website by including the community’s name, URL along with an email address and telephone number.

“Everyone is unique and special,” Best Retirement Destinations writes. “We all require assistance at some point in our lives and when that point comes, we want that one assisted living retirement community that will provide the individual attention that is needed.”

See the top-30 rankings

Written by Jason Oliva

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