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Fairwinds – Desert Point Named Best Independent Living and Best Assisted Living by U.S. News & World Report

Celebrating Best Senior Living from U.S. News and World Report

Alissa Sauer

For decades, U.S. News and World Report rankings have been a trusted source for consumers in identifying the best hospitals, mutual funds, cars, colleges, nursing homes, and more. For the third consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has identified the best independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities.

We are proud to have been named among their Best Senior Living communities for the third time – this year as Best Independent Living and Best Assisted Living. Take a closer look at the methodology of the rankings and see how we stacked up!

U.S. News and World Report Best Senior Living Awards

Finding high-quality senior living is becoming increasingly important as today’s older adults continue to redefine retirement. Today’s senior living communities are vibrant places where seniors are empowered and free to design their days in meaningful and purpose-driven ways. As homeownership becomes increasingly burdensome, more seniors and their families are seeking trusted senior living communities that can provide care that protects their privacy and promotes dignity.

“U.S. News provides in-depth information on multiple community types to help potential residents and their families find, in consultation with their doctors as needed, the best place to help meet their needs,” said Zach Adams, senior health data engineer at U.S. News. “Communities that are highly rated excel in making residents feel safe, well cared for, and highly satisfied by the services provided.”

In recognition of the evolution of retirement and senior living and to identify those communities excelling in meeting the needs of today’s older adults, U.S. News and World Report launched their inaugural senior living ratings two years ago. For this year’s awards, consumer satisfaction surveys were given between March 2023 and February 2024, reflecting the viewpoints of more than 200,000 residents in approximately 4,000 senior living communities nationwide. Data points included in the survey included a range of important senior living topics, including,

  • The kindness of the staff
  • Variety of activities
  • Quality of food
  • Overall dining experience
  • Local transportation services
  • Quality of on-site caregiving

Fairwinds – Desert Point Exceeds Expectations

The resident survey revealed that Fairwinds – Desert Point is exceeding expectations in nearly all areas, specifically in the following areas:

  • 99% of respondents said the health & wellness team listens and treats them with respect
  • 98% of respondents said they feel safe in the community
  • 97% of respondents said they would recommend the community to friends and family
  • 95% of respondents said the community felt like home
  • 95% of respondents rated the staff highly

Respondents who took the survey said,

“I feel safe and at home here. I’ve made a lot of amazing friends, I’m not lonely at all.”

“Fairwinds – Desert Point is a friendly, caring place with wonderful people, both among the residents and staff.”

“Fairwinds – Desert Point is a friendly, welcoming facility staffed with passionate, committed people. The General Manager’s obvious love for the residents is infectious and reflected by most staff.”

“The management displayed nothing but the utmost respect for all of us. They don’t pry and let us live how we want, yet we always know they are there to ensure we are okay.”

“I’m over the top happy here. There are people here who take such good care of me. I don’t have a care in the world here.”

“Management listens and appreciates me. I feel appreciated and heard.”

We invite you to experience the difference at Fairwinds – Desert Point! Come see firsthand why we’ve been recognized as Best Independent Living and Best Assisted Living by U.S. News and World Report. Contact us today to schedule a tour!

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