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Washington Oakes 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

Washington Oakes Exceeds Expectations

The resident survey revealed that Washington Oakes is exceeding expectations in nearly all areas, specifically in the following areas:

  • 100% of respondents highly rated the staff
  • 100% of respondents highly rated the care
  • 100% of respondents said they feel safe in the community
  • 100% of respondents said they were satisfied with housekeeping
  • 99% of respondents were satisfied with maintenance requests
  • 98% of respondents felt management was responsive to concerns and requests

Respondents who took the survey said,

“This is a great place to live, the staff here is like family, the accommodations are nice, and don’t forget the food!”

“First of all, this is the best gift you can give your child, because they will know you will be safe, comfortable, well fed, and have many caring friends.”

“I’m not aware of any place I’d rather be! I love the independence I have here, with the comfort of knowing there is always someone close to help and is tuned into the residents and our needs.”

“They offer plenty to do, and they try to make everyone’s mind and body active.”

“Everyone is very friendly; my neighbors all try very hard to get along.”

“They take care of me, anything I want or ask for, I get. It’s very comfortable.”

“I love the friendliness, the helpfulness and being a part of the place. I have no complaints.”

“They sincerely to their best to meet the needs of all the residents.”

“The staff do their best to provide a good experience to every one of varying interests. After 2 years, I’m still impressed with everything being done.”

We invite you to experience the difference at Washington Oakes! 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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