Announces 2016 Best of Senior Living Winners

Families’ Online Reviews Rank the Best of the Best of North American Senior Care

AUSTIN, TEXAS — DECEMBER 7, 2015 Best Of Senior Living, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America, today announced the Best of 2016 Awards. Over 1,000 assisted living, in-home care, and other senior housing providers across the United States and Canada were recognized this year.

Now in their third year, the Best of 2016 Awards celebrate the communities and agencies that have consistently received outstanding feedback from families on the website. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent of senior care providers according to those who matter most – their customers.

The top three U.S. cities with the most winners represent San Antonio assisted living, Tucson assisted living, and Charlotte assisted living providers. California, Texas, and Florida represent the top three states.

“These award-winning providers are raising the bar in the senior care industry, and families are noticing,” said Eric Seifert, President of “Seniors and their loved ones are writing more online reviews than ever before. This year alone, we saw a 36 percent increase in the average number of reviews each winner has. It’s because of the amazing work these organizations and their staff perform, and the increasing volume of the consumer online voice, that we were able to expand our awards program this year to over 1,000 winners. We’re honored to highlight these providers, and we’re especially excited this year to see more nursing homes and home care providers embracing online reviews.”

Over half of the winners offered more than one type of care to their seniors. Assisted living was the most represented care type at nearly 60 percent, followed by Alzheimer’s care at 50 percent. The percentage of home care winners this year rose the most compared to other care types, with over six times more winners than in 2015.

According to a study conducted in May 2014, online reviews have a profound impact on the purchasing behavior of consumers looking for senior care. Thanks to their five-star rating, providers like the ones featured in the Best of 2016 winners list are likely to enjoy double the move rates of providers with no ratings at all.

To qualify for a Best of 2016 Award, winners must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars and have received three or more new reviews within 2015. Additionally, winners must offer at least one of the following types of care: assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, independent living, low-income senior housing, skilled nursing, or in-home care in the United States or Canada. This is the first year Canadian providers were eligible for an award.

To learn more about the Best of 2016 Awards and view the complete list of the North America’s best senior care, please visit

Scroll down to view data breakdowns of winners by geography, care type, and more.

Winners by Care Type Best of 2016 Awards - Breakdown of Winners by Senior Care Type: Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, Independent Living, Residential Care Homes, Home Care, Nursing Homes, Senior Apartments

Please note: these percentages add up to more than 100%. That is because 56.3% of winners offer more than one type of care to their seniors.

Top 10 Providers with the Most Winners Best of 2016 Awards Top Organizations

Breakdown of winners by U.S. region Best of 2016 Awards Winners by US Region

List of States by the Most Winners Best of 2016 Award Winners by State

List of States Alphabetically Best of 2016 Winners by State Alphabetically

Top 10 Cities with the Most Winners Best of 2016 Winners Top 10 Cities

To view the full list of winners, please click here.

Based in Austin, TX, Amelia is the former Content Marketing Manager for When she’s not writing about online reputation management, online reviews, and social media in the senior living space, she enjoys yoga and running with her dog Rockefeller. She graduated from Wellesley College cum laude with a dual degree in English and Medieval/Renaissance Studies.


  1. Judah Gutwein December 7, 2015 Reply


    We are so grateful to have been a part of this and to have achieved recognition on your fantastic resource.

    Thank you so much.



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      Amelia Willson December 9, 2015 Reply

      Hi Judah,
      Congratulations to you and the team!!!

  2. Thaddeus Buttmunch MD December 10, 2015 Reply

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    But THEN, they don’t even to Lab Work. They may not Euthanize, but can Kill through Neglect.

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  8. Chuck from Manchester July 19, 2016 Reply

    Interesting post, thanks for the state-by-state breakdown.

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