Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites 2012

Senior Living Providers (defined as Assisted Living, Independent Living, Alzheimer's/Memory Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, and Skilled Nursing providers) continue to invest in and improve their websites. These websites are designed to give consumers a snapshot of life in their communities or an understanding of what their home care aides can provide. We have found the websites that do the best job of marketing their wares to consumers.



The winner of Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites is awarded to the finalist that earns the highest rating during the Best Senior Living Awards. Congratulations to the winner of Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites!

  • Brookdale


    42 Judges Score  8 Popular Vote

    Brookdale Senior Living is the largest senior living provider in the United States. Brookdale's website offers its readers the latest news in senior care, resources to educate caregivers about the dif...

People's Choice

People's Choice

The people have spoken! The People's Choice Winner of Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites is the best senior living resource that earned the highest number of votes during the voting period. Congratulations to the People's Choice Winner of Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites!

  • Emeritus Senior Living

    Emeritus Senior Living

    40 Judges Score  306 Popular Vote

    Emeritus operates over 500 assisted living, memory care and retirement living communities nationwide. The Emeritus Senior Living website includes an simple way to search for communities, large scale...



To earn a spot as a finalist for the Best Senior Living Awards, the following senior living resources received the highest number of consumer votes. Our dedicated panel of experts rated these senior living resources. Here are the Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites as ranked by our panel.

  • Sunrise Senior Living

    Sunrise Senior Living

    41.5 Judges Score  10 Popular Vote

    Sunrise Senior Living is one of the largest senior living providers with over 250 communities nation wide. The Sunrise Senior Living homepage boasts a warm and inviting color palate, simple to use nav...

  • Lake Prince Woods

    Lake Prince Woods

    41 Judges Score  12 Popular Vote

    There's a Fresh Perspective on Retirement Living at Lake Prince Woods. Celebrate life. Here's a continuing care retirement community that helps you focus on enjoying the present and looking forward t...

  • Era Living

    Era Living

    37 Judges Score  42 Popular Vote

    Era Living's website features large and easy to read menus, inspiring photographs of both residents and individual communities and offers a clear view of the company's communities - all right on the h...

  • The Arbors

    The Arbors

    36.5 Judges Score  13 Popular Vote

    The Arbors offers assisted living and memory care in San Diego, CA. The Arbors website includes floorplans, testimonials, detailed services and amenities, a video tour and dazzling photos...

  • Holiday Retirement

    Holiday Retirement

    35 Judges Score  9 Popular Vote

    Holiday Retirement operates more than 300 retirement communities nationwide. The Holiday Touch website is easy to use and utilizes maps, images, videos and virtual tours to provide a comprehensive vie...

  • Horizon Care Services

    Horizon Care Services

    34 Judges Score  7 Popular Vote

    Horizon Care Services' website allows you to easily read about and find their care services...

  • Atlantic Shores

    Atlantic Shores

    31 Judges Score  94 Popular Vote

    The Atlantic Shores' website stands out for its well-designed interactive components, easy to use navigation and excellent photography featuring actual residents of the community. The website beautifu...

  • EPOCH Senior Living

    EPOCH Senior Living

    30 Judges Score  6 Popular Vote

    A unique combination of people, lifestyles and services that offers seniors the freedom of choice, the dignity of respect and the security of care. Comprehensive in scope, our services meet the dynami...

  • Cedar Community

    Cedar Community

    29.5 Judges Score  32 Popular Vote

    As a faith-based Christian organization, Cedar Community is dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality care and services to all those in need, regardless of race, creed, gender, religion or so...

  • Sunshine Care

    Sunshine Care

    29 Judges Score  7 Popular Vote


  • Vintage Senior Living

    Vintage Senior Living

    28 Judges Score  11 Popular Vote

    Vintage Senior Living is a unique family of retirement communities offering vibrant Independent Senior Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. The website offers resident testimonials, detailed descr...

  • Asbury Heights

    Asbury Heights

    27.5 Judges Score  54 Popular Vote

    We provide a variety of retirement housing options and services for seniors in all stages of retirement. Our independent senior living carriage homes and retirement apartments, located in Mt. Lebanon...

  • Personally Yours Senior & Support Services

    Personally Yours Senior & Support Services

    27 Judges Score  22 Popular Vote

    Personally Yours Senior & Support Services provides all individuals the ability to continue their independence in the comfort of their own home, wherever home may be. Our services are tailored to meet...

  • Regency Park

    Regency Park

    25.5 Judges Score  9 Popular Vote

    Regency Park's website offers details on the care options and services available in their communities, while showing photos, floor plans and staff information...

  • Fairing Way

    Fairing Way

    25 Judges Score  6 Popular Vote

    Fairing Way is a brand new, 55 and over retirement community with flexible services to support your active lifestyle. Fairing Way's website is packed with information for potential residents, includin...

  • Leisure Care Retirement Communities

    Leisure Care Retirement Communities

    24.5 Judges Score  46 Popular Vote

    Leisure Care's website provides details on the types of care offered by the company, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. In addition, visitors can learn about the Leisure Ca...

  • Franklin Park

    Franklin Park

    24 Judges Score  13 Popular Vote

    Our extraordinary communities, along with a culture that concentrates on socialization, mental stimulation, physical exercise and faith in aging, create a lifestyle in which residents embrace freedom...

  • True North Evolution

    True North Evolution

    21 Judges Score  26 Popular Vote

    Since 1984, North Hill has been recognized as the leader in Massachusetts senior living communities, providing exceptional environments, luxurious residences and innovative opportunities for vibrant l...

  • Five Star Premiere Residences of Reno

    Five Star Premiere Residences of Reno

    20 Judges Score  7 Popular Vote

    Five Star Premier Residences of Reno, Nevada, is a beautiful retirement community overlooking the Sierra Nevada mountains. Offering independent senior living and assisted living, Five Star Premier Res...

  • Brighter Living Assisted Living

    Brighter Living Assisted Living

    19 Judges Score  9 Popular Vote

    Brighter Living Assisted Living, locally owned and operated by SAL Management, Inc. has been serving older adults in the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties for the past six years. The company website...



The following senior living resources were nominated for a chance to earn the title of Best Designed Senior Living Provider Websites. All of our nominees deserve an honorable mention for the valuable resources they provide for the senior living community!

  • Abernethy Laurels

    Abernethy Laurels

    4 Popular Vote

    Since 1971, Abernethy Laurels has been known as a destination of choice for retirement living nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina. Their website offers a wea...

  • Royal Oaks

    Royal Oaks

    4 Popular Vote

    Royal Oaks' website offers a glimpse into the life of the residents at Royal Oaks, while offering visitors detailed information about the services they provide. Their blog is updated regularly with co...

  • Grandview of Roxborough

    Grandview of Roxborough

    3 Popular Vote

    Grandview of Roxborough offers detailed tours and information on their services, while maintaining an easy to navigate layout...

  • Piedmont Crossing

    Piedmont Crossing

    3 Popular Vote

    Located on a beautifully landscaped, charming 61-acre site in Thomasville, North Carolina, Piedmont Crossing combines small-town grace with the convenience, opportunities and culture of nearby cities...

  • Robert Lee Care Center

    Robert Lee Care Center

    3 Popular Vote

    From skilled nursing and therapy services to long-term support and Alzheimer’s care, Robert Lee Care Center is the provider of choice for affordable, personalized care. The Robert Lee Care Center w...

  • The Village at Brookwood

    The Village at Brookwood

    3 Popular Vote

    A continuing care retirement community in North Carolina, The Village at Brookwood has an inviting website with warm colors, photos of smiling residents and clear links to the community's welcome vide...

  • Westminster at Lake Ridge

    Westminster at Lake Ridge

    3 Popular Vote

    Westminster at Lake Ridge offers visitors a glimpse into the life of their residents by providing videos, photos, menus and much more...

  • Whittier Place Senior Living

    Whittier Place Senior Living

    3 Popular Vote

    Welcome to Whittier Place, an Independent, Assisted living, Memory Care and Short-Term Respite Stay community in charming Whittier, California. At Whittier Place you can enjoy the simple things in lif...

  • Buckner Villas

    Buckner Villas

    2 Popular Vote

    Buckner Villas is a beautiful 25-acre retirement neighborhood close to everything you’ve grown to love about Austin. It’s the one place in Austin with the perfect mix of spacious apartments and i...

  • Copper Heights

    Copper Heights

    2 Popular Vote

    Copper Height's website demonstrates their commitment to care and service...

  • Courtyard Towers

    Courtyard Towers

    2 Popular Vote

    Courtyard Tower's website gives you easy access to their floor plans, activities, care options, and tours of their facilities...

  • Daystar Retirement Village

    Daystar Retirement Village

    2 Popular Vote

    Daystar Retirement Village is one of the best kept secrets in beautiful West Seattle. Our quality of life is complimented by our safe, family atmosphere where every day moves at your own desired pace...

  • Flower Mound Assisted Living

    Flower Mound Assisted Living

    2 Popular Vote

    Flower Mound Assisted Living, part of the Ridgeline Management Company, strives to create a senior services environment where seniors are in charge of their care. The facility emphasizes a sense of co...

  • Galloway Ridge

    Galloway Ridge

    2 Popular Vote

    First, it's the people behind the dream. From the beginning, the concept of creating an exceptional retirement address focused on wellness of mind, body and spirit has attracted creative and bright pe...

  • Glencroft


    2 Popular Vote

    Glencroft offers visitors to their community's website easy access not just to information about the senior living location itself with the amenities and services they provide but also their involveme...

  • Salemtowne


    2 Popular Vote

    Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Salemtowne is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, offering independent living - cottages, independent living - apartments, assisted living...

  • Sierra Pointe

    Sierra Pointe

    2 Popular Vote

    Learn about life at Sierra Pointe, while looking at videos, virtual tours, floor plans and resident testimonials...

  • Solterra Senior Living

    Solterra Senior Living

    2 Popular Vote

    Solterra Senior Living is a senior housing and care provider with communities in both Arizona and Colorado. As a company, Solterra provides a full spectrum of living options, and their website offers...

  • AmeriCare


    1 Popular Vote

    Whether the support you need is companion care, homecare or senior care, you’ll find AmeriCare is unique. Our approach provides comfort for your loved one and complete confidence for you. It’s rea...

  • Chelsea Senior Living

    Chelsea Senior Living

    1 Popular Vote

    For more than 40 years, Chelsea Senior Living has been dedicated to fulfilling our mission: to provide a comfortable, safe and secure home for those who need help with the activities of daily living i...

  • Country Meadows

    Country Meadows

    1 Popular Vote

    Country Meadow's website is easy to navigate and includes detailed descriptions about their services and amenities...

  • Homewatch Caregivers

    Homewatch Caregivers

    1 Popular Vote

    Homewatch Caregivers website provides information on home care and dementia care for the families that visit their website...

  • Morningside Ministries

    Morningside Ministries

    1 Popular Vote

    Morningside Ministries, located in San Antonio, Texas is the area's oldest and largest not-for-profit, faith-based organization providing a full continuum of care to older adults in three retirement c...

  • Salem Lutheran Home

    Salem Lutheran Home

    1 Popular Vote

    Welcome to Salem Lutheran Home. As part of the Elder Care Alliance family of assisted living seniors communities, we dedicate ourselves to providing care services to meet the needs of older adults. We...

  • Suite Living Care

    Suite Living Care

    1 Popular Vote

    In 1999 Brian Winges started Comforts of Home, an assisted living and memory care company that provided senior housing in a smaller more home-like setting. These communities were much smaller than you...

  • The Chesapeake

    The Chesapeake

    1 Popular Vote

    The Chesapeake's website provides visitors with virtual tours, details about their care programs and a glimpse into the lives of the residents...

  • Villa Bonita Senior Living

    Villa Bonita Senior Living

    1 Popular Vote

    Villa Bonita's well designed website offers us a glimpse into life at Villa Bonita including easy to access floor plans, events, testimonials, details about services and care options...

  • Wesley Homes

    Wesley Homes

    1 Popular Vote

    Wesley Home's website offers interactive content on skilled nursing, home care, and their communities...

Award Program Details

  • Websites for Senior Living Providers including Assisted Living, Independent Living, Alzheimer's/Memory Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, and Skilled Nursing providers.
  • Sites should provide information on the services the company offers and/or about the communities the company operates. This could include pictures, videos, and maps.
  • Sites should be easy to navigate, well organized and attractive to the consumer.