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Woodland Terrace Named Best Independent 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. 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

U.S. News Best Independent LivingFinding 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

Woodland Terrace Exceeds Expectations

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

  • 100% of respondents said they feel safe in the community
  • 92% of respondents highly rated the staff
  • 89% of respondents said they would recommend the community to friends and family
  • 84% of respondents said they were satisfied with maintenance requests

Respondents who took the survey said,

“I would recommend Woodland Terrace to anyone needing to leave their homes and wanting a safe and friendly place to live.”

“I think a person could be confident in recommending this facility to others. I have been pleased with living here, overall. Woodland Terrace is a clean, safe environment. The staff and management care about the residents and their well-being.”

“Woodland Terrace is a great place to live. Each day is interesting and the residents seem happy. We have made friends easily and participate in many activities. The food is good and it is fun to live here.”

“More important than ‘friendly,’ the food & beverage staff is extremely helpful in assisting residents, in recognizing and addressing what challenges particular residents face, including reminding them they usually like to have. And if this the place to tell you: Chef Chad and his staff consistently provide well-balanced tasteful meals.”

“The best thing about Woodland Terrace is the staff & the residents. They are all kind, warm, and caring. Also, the facility is well maintained, clean, and safe.”

“Great care by staff from who know what their job is. Good staff who are here to help residents, beautiful location, welcoming to families.”

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


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