About Our Top Assisted Living Facilities by State Lists

Assisted Living Today regularly features the top assisted living, independent living, senior homes and nursing homes in any given state. The list serves many purposes, including:

  • To promote senior living facilities in the state chosen;
  • To highlight exemplary facilities, programs, level of staff care and diversity of assisted living options available;
  • To maintain a connection between our editorial staff and the many quality facilities across the country. Our regular research helps us keep abreast of the changes, services and expectations our readers have of the facilities we list.

General Criteria for Our Top Assisted Living Facilities by State List:

(by “criteria” we mean qualities that prompt a facilities’ inclusion–a facility need not possess all of these qualities)

  • Awards or recognition from community, publications or local, regional or national organizations
  • Positive testimonials from residents or residents’ family members
  • Professional, user-friendly website, including updated newsletters or blogs, calendars of events or other communications
  • A range of living options, from independent through skilled care –OR– highly specialized care, for example, Alzheimer’s care or services for people with vision impairment
  • Clean, uplifting, modern facilities
  • LEED-certified buildings or engaging in other environmentally friendly practices
  • Use of new technologies to benefit residents
  • High regard for resident safety (i.e. use of in-room monitoring systems)
  • Unique services or amenities

The facilities chosen for a top state list also cover a variety of living options, from facilities that accommodate low-income individuals to high-end assisted living communities. Some are in metropolitan areas, others are rural. They represent the wide demographic of each state.

View the top facilities by state we’ve covered from the list below:

Did you make our list? Add one of our top assisted living facility badges to your website.

Click on your state’s list and locate the corresponding badge you find on that page.

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