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MacKenzie Place – Fort Collins 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 – Fort Collins Exceeds Expectations

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

  • 98% of respondents said they feel safe in the community
  • 94% of respondents said the health and wellness team treated them with respect
  • 92% of respondents would recommend the community to a family or friend
  • 90% of respondents said the health and wellness team responded promptly

Respondents who took the survey said,

“I feel comfortable and cared for here. I’ve already recommended it to several friends.”

“Outstanding experience for my parents. They respond promptly and with care and concern for their well-being. Delicious food, wonderful programs.”

“MacKenzie Place is a little known treasure for this community that captures ideal & flexible retirement living for nearly everyone!”

“My husband and I have lived at MacKenzie Place for just over 2 years. We have a two bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor at the corner. We have everything we need right here. The kitchen is very nice and the cupboards are beautiful. We have made a lot of new friends here, and have had the pleasure of visiting with people we have known for years. The open seating in the dining room encourages conversation, and the tables for four are usually full. It is easy to tell people here are happy because the laughter in the common areas and dining room is always uplifting.”

“I think it’s a terrific place to spend your days. Staff go [out of their way] to make me feel comfortable.”

“I appreciate that the staff and management are sensitive to residents’ needs and wishes…. while still honoring others’ needs and wishes!”

“If you are looking for home that offers everything you might be looking for, MacKenzie Place is it!”

“Staff members are always congenial, understanding,and helpful. The caregivers are the bestl They are especially kind and thoughtful and proactive in extending assistance to residents and their families.”

“Management treats my mother with respect and gives gentle guidance to help her with any issues.”

“Since I am an insulin dependent diabetic, I have to sometimes make different choices and am glad the menu offers those.”

“They care and are attentive to each individual there: calling them by name and speaking gently or guiding with strength through kindness.”

“The staff is very sincere and friendly!”

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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