CCRCs Top Latest Rankings of Best Assisted Living Communities

Three continuing care retirement communities have returned to the top spots in Best Retirement Destinations’ latest rankings of assisted living providers.

Best Retirement Destinations, an online resource that helps people search for senior living communities, analyzes contenders across five key categories: personalized care, medical care, social networking, safety/security and proximity of medical care.

Returning to the No. 1 spot is Carmel, Indiana-based The Stratford, a CCRC managed by Senior Living Communities.


The CCRC contains 38 cottages, 132 apartments, 23 assisted living suites, 10 Alzheimer’s rooms and 18 skilled nursing and rehab units. The Retreat is the community’s wing of one-bedroom apartments and suites in assisted living and Alzheimer’s care, along with private suites for skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

It received a 97% overall score from Best Retirement Destinations, receiving “excellent” ratings in all but one category. The personalized care category received “very good” marks.

Joining The Stratford, in the No. 2 spot, is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based The Watermark at Logan Square, a product of Tucson, Arizona-based Watermark Retirement Communities. This CCRC, which offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing services, also returns to the same spot from earlier March rankings.


The Watermark earned a 97% overall score, with “excellent” reviews in all categories, except social networking, for which the community received a “very good” score.

Rounding out the top-three is TidePointe, a Vi community, which offers the full continuum of care as a CCRC. Located on Hilton Head Island, S.C., the community received a 96% overall score, with “excellent” marks in four categories and a “very good” rating in the personalized care category.

The rankings are determined through a “detailed investigation” of assisted living communities, according to Best Retirement Destinations. Its research team analyzes industry trends and market research, contacts a minimum of three client referrals of competing destinations and revisits the recommendations monthly to account for the latest accomplishments of top competing senior living communities.

Providers can apply for rankings by including the community’s name and website URL, along with an email address and phone number.

View the latest rankings here.

Written by Emily Study

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