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MacKenzie Place – Colorado Springs Named Best Independent Living, Best Assisted Living, and Best Memory Care 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, Best Assisted Living, and Best Memory Care. 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

MacKenzie Place – Colorado Springs Exceeds Expectations

The resident survey revealed that MacKenzie Place – Colorado Springs is exceeding expectations in nearly all areas, specifically in the following areas:

  • 99% of respondents said they feel safe in the community
  • 98% of respondents said the health and wellness team treated them with respect
  • 96% of respondents would recommend the community to a family or friend
  • 94% of respondents said the health and wellness team responded promptly
  • 93% of respondents said they were satisfied with management

Respondents who took the survey said,

“My sister is my treasure and I am assured she is treated as the treasure she is with respect, care, empathy and a plan to maintain and enhance her living skills in a quality environment with quality caretakers.”

“When you are ready for senior living there is no better place than MacKenzie Place. It’s a community where neighbors care about one another and help each other.”

“MacKenzie Place provides residents and loved ones the feeling of warmth and love. I wanted the very best care for my mother. MacKenzie Place has provided her opportunities for singing (she loves to sing), being a part of many activities, and a safe environment. When I visit and have lunch with my mother, it as if we are surrounded by family. I can think of no better place for your loved one than MacKenzie Place. In Memory Care, Morgan and Cindi are the ring leaders for meeting the needs of both residents and their families!”

“Coming to MacKenzie Place, Colorado Springs is one of the best decisions we ever made. We looked at a lot of senior communities. MacKenzie Place is definitely, “The right place at the right time.” Living in The Cottages, we have all the freedom we EVER had and all the back-up we NEVER had. My wife and I are so glad we made the right decision.”

“Those who provide health and wellness to my mom are excellent with keeping me informed and updated with any changes. I never need to worry about my mother’s care when I am not there.”

“The staff in memory care have gone above and beyond their services provided. They have embraced my mom and I as family, not because it is an expectation, but because it is true genuine love given by each staff member. I would not have my mother in any other place – MacKenzie Place is by far the very best.”

“It’s beautiful, clean, always smells good, feels like home, and I love the people. I have made many friends since moving here from California.”

We invite you to experience the difference at MacKenzie Place! Come see firsthand why we’ve been recognized as Best Independent Living, Best Assisted Living, and Best Memory Care by US News and World Report. Contact us today to schedule a tour!

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