Best Senior Living: Caring Stars of 2013

America's Best Assisted Living Communities This Year
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These assisted living communities and Alzheimer's care communities earned the highest praise from families, seniors and eldercare experts on -- and they met other qualifying criteria, such as having no unresolved negative reviews. In total, there are 380 Caring Stars of 2013 in 40 states. We congratulate them all.

We hope you find this list helpful to your search for the best care provider in your or your loved one's area.

Alabama -- 7 Caring Stars of 2013

    Birmingham Area

  • Chateau Vestavia
  • Morningside of Cullman
  • St. Martins-In-The-Pines

Cook-Springs/Harrisburg Area

  • The Village at Cook Springs

Huntsville-Decatur (Florence) Area

  • Brookdale Place Jones Farm
  • Redstone Village

Mobile AL-Pensacola Area

  • The Blake at Malbis

Arizona - 12 Caring Stars of 2013

Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa Area

  • Clare Bridge of Tempe
  • Emeritus at Chandler
  • Emeritus at Mesa
  • Grandview Terrace
  • Horizon Bay - Chandler
  • Immanuel Campus of Care
  • Silver Creek Leisure Living

Tucson/Sierra Vista Area

  • Santa Catalina Villas
  • Sterling House on East Speedway
  • The Forum at Tucson
  • The Fountains at La Cholla

California -- 55 Caring Stars of 2013

Eureka Area

  • Timber Ridge at Eureka

Fresno-Visalia Areas

  • Carrington Pointe

Los Angeles/Orange County/Ventura Areas

  • Atria Del Rey
  • Atria Hillcrest
  • Atria Woodbridge
  • Belmont Village of Burbank
  • Belmont Village of Hollywood Hills
  • Belmont Village of Westwood
  • CityView Villa
  • Columns Care Home
  • Crown Cove Senior Living
  • Emerald Court
  • Emeritus at Chatsworth
  • Emeritus at Garden Manor
  • Emeritus at Grand Terrace
  • Emeritus at San Dimas
  • Emeritus at Villa Colima
  • Gables of Monrovia
  • Kingsley Manor
  • Inn at the Park
  • Leisure Pointe
  • Nohl Ranch
  • Pacifica Senior Living At Santa Clarita
  • Park Plaza
  • Spring Senior Assisted Living
  • Sterling at Vintage Hills
  • Sunrise at Sterling Canyon
  • The Gardens of Santa Monica
  • Town & Country Manor
  • University Village Thousand Oaks
  • Ventura Townehouse
  • Vintage Senior Living at The Wellington
  • Vintage Senior Living at Vintage Simi Hills

Monterey/Salinas Areas

  • Emeritus at Harden Ranch

Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto Areas

  • Casa de Santa Fe
  • Emeritus at Laguna Creek
  • Golden Moments Care Home

San Diego Area

  • Atria Collwood
  • Evergreen Chalet
  • Sunrise at La Costa
  • Vi at La Jolla Village
  • Wesley Palms

San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose/Santa Rosa Areas

  • Agape Assisted Living
  • Atria Willow Glen
  • Emeritus at Santa Rosa
  • Vintage Senior Living at Brush Creek - Santa Rosa
  • Wild Rose Care Home

Colorado -- 5 Caring Stars of 2013

Denver/Aurora Areas

  • Aspen House
  • Heritage Club at Aurora
  • Keystone Place at Legacy Ridge

Colorado Springs/Pueblo Areas

  • Wynwood of Pueblo

Connecticut -- 2 Caring Stars of 2013

Fairfield County Area

  • Ridgefield Crossings
  • The Village at Brookfield Common

Florida -- 47 Caring Stars of 2013

Cape Coral/Fort-Myers Areas

  • Barkley Place
  • Inn Of Cypress Cove At Health Park
  • Pondella Serenity Court

Gainesville Area

  • The Village

Jacksonville Area

  • Atria San Pablo
  • Clare Bridge of Jacksonville

Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Areas

  • Angel House Assisted Living
  • Emeritus at Springtree
  • HarborChase of Tamarac
  • North Miami Retirement Living
  • The Forum at Deer Creek
  • The Palace at Coral Gables
  • VIP Care Pavilion

Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne Areas

  • Clare Bridge of West Melbourne
  • Emeritus at Oak Park
  • Spring Hills Lake Mary
  • Sterling House of Port Orange
  • Westminster Towers

Panama City Area

  • Mathison Retirement Center

Pensacola/Ft. Walton Beach Areas

  • Sterling House of Pensacola
  • The Blake of Gulf Breeze

Sun City Center Area

  • Homewood at Freedom Plaza

Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota

  • Allegro - Tarpon Springs
  • Arbor Oaks at Lakeland Hills
  • Arbor Oaks at Tyrone
  • Arden Courts of Largo
  • Atria Evergreen Woods
  • Atria Windsor Woods
  • Bristol Court Assisted Living Facility
  • Clare Bridge of Bradenton
  • Elmcroft of Carrollwood
  • Emeritus at Northdale
  • Emeritus at River Oaks
  • Grand Villa of Largo
  • Horizon Bay Lutz
  • Pinecrest Place
  • Pines of Sarasota
  • Plymouth Harbor, Inc.
  • Southern Lifestyle Alf of Lake Placid
  • The Cottages of Port Richey, Inc.
  • The Residence at Timber Pines

West Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce Areas

  • Arbor Oaks at Greenacres
  • Arden Courts of West Palm
  • The Gardens of Port St. Lucie
  • The Pointe at Newport Place
  • The Tradition of the Palm Beaches

Georgia -- 19 Caring Stars of 2013

Atlanta Area

  • Ashbrook Village Independent and Assisted Living
  • Brookside
  • Delmar Gardens Of Smyrna
  • Dream Catcher Communities
  • Emeritus at Sandy Springs
  • Emeritus at Spring Mountain
  • Golden Crest at Eagle's Landing
  • Sunrise at Webb Gin
  • The Fite Living Centre
  • The Palms At Lake Spivey
  • Wesley Woods Towers Pch

Augusta Area

  • Brookdale Place of Augusta
  • Colonnade at Brandon Wilde

Dalton Area

  • Morningside of Dalton

Savannah Area

  • Habersham House
  • Savannah Commons Retirement Community
  • Savannah Cottage of Chatham
  • Savannah Square

Illinois -- 15 Caring Stars of 2013

Crest Hill Area

  • The Inn at Willow Falls

Chicago Area

  • Belmont Village of Geneva Road
  • Belmont Village of Glenview
  • Hawthorn Lakes
  • Heritage of Des Plaines
  • Heritage Woods of Dekalb
  • Lincolnshire Place
  • Selfhelp Home, Inc.
  • The Devonshire of Hoffman Estates
  • Three Oaks Assisted Living
  • Vi at The Glen

Peoria-Bloomington Area

  • Riverview Senior Living
  • Westminster Village

Rockford Area

  • Wesley Willows Assisted Living

Indiana -- 4 Caring Stars of 2013

Indianapolis Area

  • Brookdale Place at Willow Lake
  • Forest Creek Commons

South Bend-Elkhart Area

  • Brentwood at Elkhart

Iowa -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Cedar Rapids/Waterloo/Iowa City/Dubuque Area

  • Western Home Communities

Kansas -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Overland Park Area

  • Park Meadows Senior Living

Kentucky -- 5 Caring Stars of 2013

Bowling Green Area

  • Chandler Park Assisted Living

Florence Area

  • Elmcroft of Florence - Kentucky

Lexington Area

  • Liberty Ridge
  • McDowell Place of Danville

Louisiana -- 3 Caring Stars of 2013

Baton Rouge Area

  • St. James Place

Lake Charles Area

  • Emeritus at Lake Charles

New Orleans Area

  • Live Oak Village of Hammond

Maine -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Portland-Auburn Area

  • Oceanview at Falmouth

Maryland -- 6 Caring Stars of 2013

Baltimore Area

  • Brightview of Catonsville
  • Brightview of White Marsh
  • Emeritus at Pikesville

Hagerstown/Bethesda/Kensington Area

  • Arden Courts of Kensington
  • Wellness Touch Care

Massachusetts -- 11 Caring Stars of 2013

Auburn Area

  • Emeritus at Eddy Pond - the Woods

Billerica Area

  • Billerica Crossings

Boston Area

  • Atria Maplewood Place
  • Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle
  • Sunrise of Arlington MA
  • Traditions of Dedham


  • Haverhill Crossings


  • Sugar Hill

Quincy Area

  • Atria Marina Place

Worcester Area

  • Dodge Park Rest Home

Michigan -- 17 Caring Stars of 2013

Detroit Area

  • American House East II Senior Living
  • American House Lakeside
  • American House Sterling I Senior Living
  • American House Westland Hunter Senior Living
  • Chester Street Residence
  • Wynwood of Northville

Farmington Hills Area

  • American House Farmington Hills Senior Living

Flint-Saginaw-Bay City Areas

  • American House North Senior Living - Flint

Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Areas

  • Freedom Village Holland
  • Holland Home Fulton Manor
  • Robbinswood Assisted Living
  • Sunset Manor

Lansing Area

  • Coleman House
  • Timber Ridge Senior Assisted Living Facility

Marquette Area

  • The Bluffs

St. Johns Area

  • Grace Haven Assisted Living

Minnesota -- 7 Caring Stars of 2013

Apple Valley Area

  • Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley

Bloomington/Edina Areas

  • Edina Park Plaza

Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

  • Cerenity Res on Humboldt
  • Good Shepherd Community - Sauk Rapids
  • Grace Homes

Plymouth Area

  • Clare Bridge of Plymouth

Shoreview/North Oaks Area

  • Clare Bridge of North Oaks

Mississippi -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Olive Branch Area

  • Olive Grove Terrace, assisted living by Americare

Missouri -- 3 Caring Stars of 2013

Ellisville Area

  • Westview at Ellisville Assisted Living

Springfield Area

  • Bradford Court, assisted living by Americare

St. Louis Area

  • Friendship Village Chesterfield

Nebraska -- 2 Caring Stars of 2013

Omaha Area

Heritage Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Support The Waterford at Woodbridge

Nevada -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Reno Area

  • Emeritus at The Seasons

New Jersey -- 15 Caring Stars of 2013

Bridgewater Area

  • Brandywine Assisted Living At Middlebrook Crossing


  • Masonic Home of New Jersey

East Brunswick Area

  • The Chelsea at East Brunswick

East Windsor Area

  • Meadow Lakes


  • Emeritus at Emerson

Flemington Area

  • Independence Manor at Hunterdon

Hackensack/Teaneck/Cresskill Areas

  • Five Star Premier Residences of Teaneck
  • Sunrise of Cresskill


  • Emeritus at Hillsborough

Lanoka Harbor Area

  • Spring Oak Assisted Living at Forked River

Monroe Township Area

  • Wynwood at Forsgate

Old Tappan Area

  • Sunrise of Old Tappan

Pompton Plains Area

  • Cedar Crest

Randolph Area

  • Sunrise of Randolph

Tinton Falls Area

  • Seabrook

New Mexico -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Albuquerque/Santa Fe Area

  • The Montebello on Academy

New York -- 8 Caring Stars of 2013

Buffalo Area

  • Brothers Of Mercy Sacred Heart Home

Cheektowaga Area

  • Elderwood Village At Maplewood

New York, NY Area

  • Sunrise of Staten Island
  • The Bristal Assisted Living at Lynbrook
  • The Promenade at Blue Hill
  • Wartburg Adult Care Community

North Hills Area

  • The Bristal Assisted Living at North Hills

Yonkers Area

  • Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers

North Carolina -- 11 Caring Stars of 2013

Charlotte Area

  • Brookdale Place of South Charlotte
  • Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living

Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem Area

  • Home Place of Burlington

Greenville/New Bern/Washington Area

  • Carolina House of Forest City
  • Croatan Village Assisted Living Community

Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville Area

  • Fox Hollow Senior Living Community
  • Heritage of Raleigh
  • Livewell Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Magnolia Glen
  • Woodland Terrace

Wilmington Area

  • The Kempton at Brightmore

Ohio -- 13 Caring Stars of 2013

Cincinnati Area

  • Amber Park
  • Emeritus at Long Cove Pointe

Cleveland/Akron/Canton Area

  • Brighton Gardens of Westlake
  • Elmcroft of Medina
  • Sterling House of Canton
  • Westlake Village

Columbus Area

  • Columbus Alzheimer Care Center
  • The Forum at Knightsbridge<
  • Traditions of Chillicothe

Dayton Area

  • Sterling House of Troy

Marietta Area

  • The Pines At Glenwood

Toledo Area

  • Sterling House of Bowling Green

Oklahoma -- 2 Caring Stars of 2013

Oklahoma City Area

  • The Renaissance of Stillwater

Tulsa Area

  • Green Tree at Sand Springs

Oregon -- 3 Caring Stars of 2013

Eugene Area

  • Stoneybrook Assisted Living

Medford/Klamath Falls Area

  • Rogue Valley Manor

Portland Area

  • Forest Grove Beehive

Pennsylvania -- 18 Caring Stars of 2013

Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York Areas

  • Broadmore Senior Living at York
  • Country Meadows - Leader Heights
  • Country Meadows of York
  • Ecumenical Retirement Community
  • Elmcroft of Dillsburg
  • Emeritus at Creekview
  • Emeritus at Harrisburg

Johnstown/Altoona Areas

  • The Village At Penn State Retirement Community

Philadelphia Area

  • Devonhouse of Allentown
  • Lehigh Commons
  • Personal Care at the Park
  • Spring Mill Senior Living

Pittsburgh Area

  • Arden Courts of North Hills
  • Broadmore Senior Living at Lakemont Farms
  • Country Meadows of South Hills
  • The Devonshire of Mount Lebanon

Reading Area

  • Country Meadows of Wyomissing

Wilkes Barre/Scranton Areas

  • Mallard Meadows Residential Healthcare Center

Rhode Island -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Providence Area

  • Atria Lincoln Place

South Dakota -- 2 Caring Stars of 2013

Sioux Falls/Mitchell Areas

  • Dow Rummel Village
  • Trail Ridge Senior Living

Tennessee -- 11 Caring Stars of 2013

Chattanooga Area

  • Wellington Place of Hixson

Jackson Area

  • Harmony Hill, assisted living by Americare

Knoxville Area

  • Manorhouse Assisted Living
  • Trinity Hills of Knoxville

Memphis Area

  • Belmont Village of Memphis
  • Gardens of Germantown
  • Lynnfield Place Assisted Living Facility
  • Southerland Place - Germantown

Nashville Area

Texas -- 31 Caring Stars of 2013

Austin Area

  • Ashwood Assisted Living
  • Barton Hills Assisted Living
  • Emeritus at Vista Oaks
  • Heritage at Gaines Ranch

Dallas/Ft. Worth Areas

  • Arden Courts of Richardson
  • Broadway Plaza at Cityview
  • Covenant Place Of Burleson
  • Elmcroft of Arlington
  • Emeritus at Creekside
  • Emeritus at Irving
  • Emeritus at Oak Hollow
  • Faith Comfort Care Home
  • Mercer House
  • Sterling House of Mansfield

El Paso Area

  • SunRidge at Cielo Vista

Houston Area

  • Belmont Village at West University
  • Country Village Care Inc P C
  • The Cottages at Clear Lake
  • The Forum at Memorial Woods
  • The Heritage Tomball

Lakeway Area

  • The Summit at Lakeway

San Antonio Area

  • EdenHill Communities
  • Emeritus at Amber Oaks
  • Emeritus at Kingsley Place Medical Center
  • Emeritus at Lincoln Heights
  • Emeritus at Woodbridge Estates
  • Parklane West
  • The Forum at Lincoln Heights

Utah -- 3 Caring Stars of 2013

Cedar Hills Area

  • The Charleston at Cedar Hills

Salt Lake City Area

  • Legacy Village of Layton
  • Osmond Senior Living

Vermont -- 1 Caring Star of 2013

Burlington Area

  • The Lodge at Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community

Virginia -- 9 Caring Stars of 2013

Alexandria Area

  • Spring Hills Mount Vernon
  • Sunrise of Alexandria

Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News Areas

  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Reston Area

  • Sunrise at Reston Town

Richmond/Petersburg Areas

  • St. Mary's Woods

Roanoke/Lynchburg Areas

  • Our Lady of the Valley

Woodbridge Area

  • Potomac Place

Washington -- 9 Caring Stars of 2013

Seattle/Tacoma Areas

  • Claremont Senior Living
  • Emeritus at Bellevue
  • Emeritus at Snohomish
  • Emeritus at Spring Estates
  • The Kenney
  • The Stratford at Maple Leaf

Spokane Area

  • Clare Bridge of Spokane

Yakima/Pasco/Richland/Kennewick Areas

  • Englewood Heights
  • Hawthorne Court

Wisconsin -- 5 Caring Stars of 2013

Madison Area

  • Wynwood of Madison West

Milwaukee Area

  • Lighthouse of West Bend
  • St. Monica's Senior Citizens Home

Wauwatosa Area

  • St. Camillus