Best Senior Living: Caring Stars 2016

America's Best Assisted Living Communities This Year
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Today’s senior living communities are a far cry from the simple – or downright drab -- retirement homes of yesteryear. Today’s seniors and their loved ones have come to expect a higher standard of senior living – with the best staff, top-notch care and an extensive array of facilities, amenities, and activities to choose from. And with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the demand is only growing.

For the fifth year, Caring.com has rounded up the most outstanding assisted living and memory care communities in the United States, based on consumer reviews and overall online reputation. This year, nearly 800 communities in 44 states made the cut. We congratulate them all, and we hope this list helps you in your senior living search.

Whether you’re considering assisted living or memory care for yourself or for a loved one, the following list includes only the top-rated communities that real consumers love.

Winners from Alabama to California | Winners from Colorado to Idaho | Winners from Illinois to New Hampshire | Winners from New Jersey to Pennyslvania | Winners from Rhode Island to Wisconsin

Best Senior Living Alabama -- 8 Caring Stars of 2016

Baldwin County

Fayette County

- Morningside of Fayette

Madison County

Morgan County

Best Senior Living Arizona -- 27 Caring Stars of 2016

Cochise County

- Prestige Assisted Living - Sierra Vista

Maricopa County

Pima County

Pinal County

- The Garnet of Casa Grande

Yavapai County

Best Senior Living Arkansas -- 2 Caring Stars of 2016

Pulaski County

- Foxridge - Chenal

Sebastian County

Best Senior Living California -- 143 Caring Stars of 2016

Alameda County

Contra Costa County

El Dorado County

Fresno County

Kern County

- Brookdale Bakersfield

Los Angeles County

Orange County

Placer County

Riverside County

Sacramento County

San Bernadino County

San Diego County

San Joaquin County

San Luis Obispo County

San Mateo County

- Peninsula Del Rey

Santa Barbara County

- Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

Santa Clara County

Shasta County

- Willow Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Solano County

Sonoma County

Stanislaus County

Tulare County

- Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia

Ventura County

Many More! See Caring Stars From Colorado Through Idaho

2016 Caring Stars: Colorado to Idaho

Back to winners from Alabama to California

Best Senior Living Colorado -- 14 Caring Stars of 2016

Adams County

Arapahoe County

Boulder County

Denver County

- Sunrise at Cherry Creek

El Paso County

Jefferson County

Weld County

Best Senior Living Connecticut -- 9 Caring Stars of 2016

Fairfield County

Hartford County

New Haven County

New London County

Best Senior Living Delaware -- 2 Caring Stars of 2016

Best Senior Living District of Columbia -- 1 Caring Star of 2016

Best Senior Living Florida -- 81 Caring Stars of 2016

Alachua County

- Plantation Oaks Senior Living

Brevard County

Broward County

Charlotte County

- Brookdale Rotonda

Citrus County

Clay County

- Allegro

Collier County

Duval County

Hernando County

- Atria Evergreen Woods

Hillsborough County

Indian River County

Lake County

Lee County

Leon County

- Broadview Assisted Living at Tallahassee

Manatee County

Marion County

- Marion Oaks Assisted Living

Miami-Dade County

- Sterling Aventura

Nassau County

- Osprey Village

Okaloosa County

- Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

Orange County

Palm Beach County

Pasco County

Pinellas County

Polk County

Saint Lucie County

Sarasota County

Seminole County

Volusia County

Best Senior Living Georgia -- 26 Caring Stars of 2016

Carroll County

- Ashbrook Village Independent and Assisted Living

Chatham County

Cherokee County

Clayton County

- Palms of Lake Spivey

Cobb County

Coweta County

- Brookdale Newnan

Dekalb County

- Northlake Gardens

Fulton County

Gwinnett County

Henry County

- Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home

Houston County

Laurens County

Best Senior Living Hawaii -- 1 Caring Star of 2016

Best Senior Living Idaho -- 2 Caring Stars of 2016

Canyon County

- Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind

Kootenai County

Many More! See Caring Stars From Illinois Through New Hampshire

2016 Caring Stars: Illinois to New Hampshire

Back to winners from Colorado to Idaho

Best Senior Living Illinois -- 30 Caring Stars of 2016

Cook County

DuPage County

Kane County

Kendall County

- Bickford of Oswego

Lake County

McHenry County

- The Fountains at Crystal Lake

Peoria County

- Bickford of Peoria

Will County

Winnebago County

Best Senior Living Indiana -- 16 Caring Stars of 2016

Allen County

- Georgetowne Place

Elkhart County

- Eastlake Terrace

Hamilton County

- The Stratford

Johnson County

- The Hearth at Stones Crossing

La Porte County

- Brentwood at LaPorte

Lake County

- Residences at Deer Creek

Marion County

Monroe County

- Brookdale Bloomington

Morgan County

- Meadow Lakes

Saint Joseph County

- North Woods Village at Edison Lakes

Wells County

Best Senior Living Iowa -- 5 Caring Stars of 2016

Linn County

Polk County

- Woodlands Creek

Scott County

- Silvercrest Garner Active Retirement Community

Woodbury County

Best Senior Living Kansas -- 9 Caring Stars of 2016

Johnson County

Leavenworth County

- Country Place Senior Living Basehor

Sedgwick County

Best Senior Living Kentucky -- 6 Caring Stars of 2016

Fayette County

- Liberty Ridge

Jefferson County

Kenton County

- Atria Highland Crossing

Warren County

Best Senior Living Louisiana -- 6 Caring Stars of 2016

Ascension Parish

- Azalea Estates of Gonzales

Calcasieu Parish

- Carriage House Assisted Living at the Verandah

East Baton Rouge Parish

- Sunrise of Baton Rouge

Iberia Parish

- Azalea Estates of New Iberia

Jefferson Parish

- Ville Ste. Marie Senior Living Community

Lafayette Parish

Best Senior Living Maryland -- 12 Caring Stars of 2016

Anne Arundel County

- Sunrise of Annapolis

Baltimore County

Frederick County

Howard County

Montgomery County

Prince Georges County

Best Senior Living Massachusetts -- 11 Caring Stars of 2016

Barnstable County

- EPOCH Assisted Living at Brewster Place

Berkshire County

- EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne

Bristol County

- All American Assisted Living

Essex County

- Atria Merrimack Place

Middlesex County

Norfolk County

- Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

Plymouth County

- Allerton House at Harbor Park

Worchester County

Best Senior Living Michigan -- 32 Caring Stars of 2016

Calhoun County

- Brookdale Battle Creek

Eaton County

- Ingham Regional Assisted Living

Genessee County

Kent County

- Walden Woods

Lenawee County

- Cambrian Assisted Living

Livingston County

Macomb County

Oakland County

Ottawa County

- Robbinswood Assisted Living

Saginaw County

- Independence Village of Frankenmuth

Wayne County

Best Senior Living Minnesota -- 9 Caring Stars of 2016

Anoka County

Dakota County

Hennepin County

- Brookdale Champlin

Washington County

Best Senior Living Mississippi -- 2 Caring Stars of 2016

Jackson County

- The Gardens

Rankin County

Best Senior Living Missouri -- 7 Caring Stars of 2016

Gasconade County

- Victorian Place of Hermann

Greene County

Jackson County

- Benton House

Platte County

- The Gardens of Barry Road

Saint Louis County

Best Senior Living Montana -- 1 Caring Star 2016

Best Senior Living Nebraska -- 4 Caring Stars 2016

Douglas County

Lancaster County

Best Senior Living Nevada -- 14 Caring Stars 2016

Clark County

Douglas County

- Brookdale Gardnerville

Washoe County

Best Senior Living New Hampshire -- 3 Caring Stars 2016

Hillsborough County

Rockingham County

Many More! See Caring Stars From New Jersey Through Pennsylvania

2016 Caring Stars: New Jersey to Pennsylvania

Back to winners from Illinois to New Hampshire

Best Senior Living New Jersey -- 24 Caring Stars 2016

Bergen County

Camden County

Essex County

Gloucester County

- Summit Place

Middlesex County

- Brookdale Monroe

Monmouth County

Morris County

Ocean County

Somerset County

- Brookdale Hillsborough

Union County

- Atria Cranford

Warren County

Best Senior Living New Mexico -- 6 Caring Stars 2016

Bernalillo County

Sandoval County

Best Senior Living New York -- 38 Caring Stars 2016

Albany County

Cortland County

- Walden Place

Dutchess County

- The Fountains at Millbrook

Erie County

Kings County

Monroe County

Nassau County

New York County

- Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

Onondaga County

- Brookdale Liverpool

Richmond County

- Sunrise of Staten Island

Rockland County

Saratoga County

- Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community

Suffolk County

Warren County

- Emeritus at Landing of Queensbury

Westchester County

Best Senior Living North Carolina -- 21 Caring Stars 2016

Cabarrus County

Catawba County

- Brookdale Falling Creek

Craven County

- Croatan Village Assisted Living Community

Cumberland County

- Heritage Place

Durham County

- Atria Southpoint Walk

Forsyth County

- Homestead Hills

Lincoln County

- Carillon Assisted Living of Lincolnton

Mecklenburg County

Nash County

- Brookdale Rocky Mount

Union County

- Carillon Assisted Living at Indian Trail

Wake County

Watauga County

Best Senior Living Ohio -- 22 Caring Stars 2016

*Cuyahoga County

Delaware County

- The Inn at Olentagy Trail

Franklin County

Hamilton County

Lake County

- Heritage Estates

Mahoning County

- Sunrise of Poland

Montgomery County

Portage County

- Brookdale Ravenna

Stark County

Summit County

Tuscarawas County

Best Senior Living Oklahoma -- 9 Caring Stars 2016

Jackson County

- Tamarack Assisted Living Center

Oklahoma County

Rogers County

- Brookdale Claremore

Tulsa County

Best Senior Living Oregon -- 11 Caring Stars 2016

Benton County

- Brookdale Sellwood

Clackamas County

Deschutes County

- Brookdale Redmond

Jackson County

- Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place

Lane County

Marion County

- Brookdale Stayton

Multnomah County

- Courtyard at Mt. Tabor

Washington County

Best Senior Living Pennsylvania -- 18 Caring Stars 2016

Allegheny County

Berks County

- Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care

Bucks County

Butler County

Chester County

- Exton Senior Living

Delaware County

Lackawanna County

Montgomery County

Philadelphia County

- Arbor Terrace at Chestnut Hill

York County

Many More! See Caring Stars From Rhode Island Through Wisconsin

2016 Caring Stars: Rhode Island to Wisconsin

Back to winners from New Jersey to Pennsylvania

Best Senior Living Rhode Island -- 4 Caring Stars 2016

Kent County

- Atria Harborhill

Providence County

Best Senior Living South Carolina -- 9 Caring Stars 2016

Beaufort County

- Bloom at Bluffton

Berkeley County

- Summit Place of Daniel Island

Charleston County

Greenville County

- Cascades Verdae

Horry County

Richland County

- The Crossings at Columbia

Spartanburg County

Best Senior Living South Dakota -- 1 Caring Star 2016

Best Senior Living Tennessee -- 18 Caring Stars 2016

Anderson County

- Brookdale Oak Ridge

Bradley County

- Brookdale Cleveland

Davidson County

Hamblen County

- Regency Retirement Village - Morristown

Hamilton County

Knox County

Loudon County

- Morning Pointe of Lenoir City

Shelby County

Washington County

Best Senior Living Texas -- 64 Caring Stars 2016

Bell County

- Elmcroft of Cottonwood

Bexar County

Collin County

Dallas County

Denton County

El Paso County

- Royal Estates Of El Paso

Fort Bend County

- Silverado Sugar Land

Galveston County

- The Cottages at Clear Lake

Harris County

Hays County

- Horizon Bay San Marcos

Jefferson County

Johnson County

- Heritage Place

Montgomery County

Nueces County

- Brookdale Corpus Christi

Potter County

- The Cottages at Quail Creek

Randall County

- Brookdale Sleepy Hollow

Smith County

Tarrant County

Travis County

Van Zandt County

- Country Place Senior Living of Canton - Mulberry

Wichita County

- Brookdale Midwestern

Williamson County

Best Senior Living Utah -- 14 Caring Stars 2016

Cache County

- Legacy House of Logan Assisted Living

Davis County

Salt Lake County

Utah County

Washington County

- Brookdale Southgate

Weber County

Best Senior Living Virginia -- 21 Caring Stars 2016

City of Alexandria

- Sunrise of Alexandria

Arlington County

- Sunrise of Arlington VA

City of Chesapeake

- Georgian Manor

Chesterfield County

- Commonwealth Assisted Living at Chesterfield

Fairfax County

Gloucester County

- Gloucester House

Goochland County

- Elmcroft of Chesterfield

City of Harrisonburg

- Brookdale Harrisonburg

Henrico County

- Morningside in the West End

City of Lynchburg

City of Roanoake

- Pheasant Ridge Senior Living Community

Roanoake County

- The Park - Oak Grove

Spotsylvania County

Stafford County

- Greenfield of Stafford

City of Virginia Beach

City of Winchester

Best Senior Living Washington -- 17 Caring Stars 2016

Benton County

Clark County

- Touchmark at Fairway Village

Cowlitz County

- Canterbury Inn

King County

Kitsap County

- Brookdale Montclair Poulsbo

Pierce County

Snohomish County

- Brookdale Marysville

Spokane County

Best Senior Living Wisconsin -- 8 Caring Stars 2016

La Crosse County

- Eagle Crest Senior Living Community

Milwaukee County

Outagamie County

- Brookdale Appleton

Racine County

- St. Monica's Senior Living

Rock County

- The Heartwarming House, LLC

Waukesha County

- Heritage Elm Grove

Winnebago County

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