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, 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.

Best Senior Living Alabama -- 8 Caring Stars of 2016

- Morningside of Fayette

Madison County

Best Senior Living Arizona -- 27 Caring Stars of 2016

  • Cochise County

- Prestige Assisted Living - Sierra Vista

Maricopa 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

- Brookdale Bakersfield

Los Angeles County

- Peninsula Del Rey

Santa Barbara County

- Merrill Gardens at Santa Maria

Santa Clara County

- Willow Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Solano 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

- Sunrise at Cherry Creek

El Paso County

Best Senior Living Connecticut -- 9 Caring Stars of 2016

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

- Brookdale Rotonda

Citrus County

- Allegro

Collier County

- Atria Evergreen Woods

Hillsborough County

- Broadview Assisted Living at Tallahassee

Manatee County

- Marion Oaks Assisted Living

Miami-Dade County

- Sterling Aventura

Nassau County

- Osprey Village

Okaloosa County

- Brookdale Fort Walton Beach

Orange County

Best Senior Living Georgia -- 26 Caring Stars of 2016

  • Carroll County

- Ashbrook Village Independent and Assisted Living

Chatham County

- Palms of Lake Spivey

Cobb County

- Brookdale Newnan

Dekalb County

- Northlake Gardens

Fulton County

- Mt. Carmel Personal Care Home

Houston 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

- Bickford of Oswego

Lake County

- The Fountains at Crystal Lake

Peoria County

- Bickford of Peoria

Will 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

- 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

- Woodlands Creek

Scott County

- Silvercrest Garner Active Retirement Community

Woodbury County

Best Senior Living Kansas -- 9 Caring Stars of 2016

- Country Place Senior Living Basehor

Sedgwick County

Best Senior Living Kentucky -- 6 Caring Stars of 2016

  • Fayette County

- Liberty Ridge

Jefferson 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

Montgomery County

Best Senior Living Massachusetts -- 10 Caring Stars of 2016

Berkshire County

- EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne

Bristol County

- All American Assisted Living

Essex County

- Atria Merrimack Place

Middlesex 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

- Walden Woods

Lenawee County

- Cambrian Assisted Living

Livingston County

- Robbinswood Assisted Living

Saginaw County

- Independence Village of Frankenmuth

Wayne County

Best Senior Living Minnesota -- 9 Caring Stars of 2016

- 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

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

Best Senior Living Nevada -- 14 Caring Stars 2016

- Brookdale Gardnerville

Washoe County

Best Senior Living New Hampshire -- 3 Caring Stars 2016

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

- Summit Place

Middlesex County

- Brookdale Monroe

Monmouth County

- Brookdale Hillsborough

Union County

- Atria Cranford

Warren County

Best Senior Living New Mexico -- 6 Caring Stars 2016

Best Senior Living New York -- 38 Caring Stars 2016

- Walden Place

Dutchess County

- The Fountains at Millbrook

Erie County

- Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

Onondaga County

- Brookdale Liverpool

Richmond County

- Sunrise of Staten Island

Rockland County

- Beacon Pointe Memory Care Community

Suffolk County

- Emeritus at Landing of Queensbury

Westchester County

Best Senior Living North Carolina -- 20 Caring Stars 2016

- 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

- Brookdale Rocky Mount

Union County

- Carillon Assisted Living at Indian Trail

Wake County

Best Senior Living Ohio -- 22 Caring Stars 2016

- The Inn at Olentagy Trail

Franklin County

- Heritage Estates

Mahoning County

- Sunrise of Poland

Montgomery County

- Brookdale Ravenna

Stark County

Best Senior Living Oklahoma -- 9 Caring Stars 2016

  • Jackson County

- Tamarack Assisted Living Center

Oklahoma County

- Brookdale Claremore

Tulsa County

Best Senior Living Oregon -- 11 Caring Stars 2016

  • Benton County

- Brookdale Sellwood

Clackamas County

- Brookdale Redmond

Jackson County

- Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place

Lane County

- Brookdale Stayton

Multnomah County

- Courtyard at Mt. Tabor

Washington County

Best Senior Living Pennsylvania -- 18 Caring Stars 2016

- Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care

Bucks County

- Exton Senior Living

Delaware 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

- Cascades Verdae

Horry 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

- Regency Retirement Village - Morristown

Hamilton County

- Morning Pointe of Lenoir City

Shelby County

Best Senior Living Texas -- 64 Caring Stars 2016

  • Bell County

- Elmcroft of Cottonwood

Bexar County

- Royal Estates Of El Paso

Fort Bend County

- Silverado Sugar Land

Galveston County

- The Cottages at Clear Lake

Harris County

- Horizon Bay San Marcos

Jefferson County

- Heritage Place

Montgomery County

- Brookdale Corpus Christi

Potter County

- The Cottages at Quail Creek

Randall County

- Brookdale Sleepy Hollow

Smith 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

- 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 House

Goochland County

- Elmcroft of Chesterfield

City of Harrisonburg

- Brookdale Harrisonburg

Henrico County

- Morningside in the West End

City of Lynchburg

- Pheasant Ridge Senior Living Community

Roanoake County

- The Park - Oak Grove

Spotsylvania County

- Greenfield of Stafford

City of Virginia Beach

Best Senior Living Washington -- 17 Caring Stars 2016

- Touchmark at Fairway Village

Cowlitz County

- Canterbury Inn

King County

- Brookdale Montclair Poulsbo

Pierce County

- Brookdale Marysville

Spokane County

Best Senior Living Wisconsin -- 8 Caring Stars 2016

  • La Crosse County

- Eagle Crest Senior Living Community

Milwaukee County

- Brookdale Appleton

Racine County

- St. Monica's Senior Living

Rock County

- The Heartwarming House, LLC

Waukesha County

- Heritage Elm Grove

Winnebago County

Learn more about the Caring Stars program.