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Top 3 Retirement Communities

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Choosing a retirement community can be a stressful decision for everyone involved. While every senior living community promises to have the best amenities and services, not all of them match up to the hype. There are three retirement communities that stand out among the rest, however, promising a comfortable, home-like environment and all the amenities seniors could hope for. The top three retirement communities are Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., Holiday Retirement and Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., all of which offer independent living facilities and two of which offer assisted living, Alzheimer’s care and other services. Keep reading to learn more about the three top retirement communities, so you can choose the one that fits the needs of you or your loved one.

Started in 1978, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. is the largest senior living corporation in the United States, with over 600 senior living communities to choose from across the country. Brookdale’s mission is to help enrich the lives of clients through “compassion, respect, excellence and integrity.” They offer assisted living, independent living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, skilled nursing centers and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) to clients nationwide. Clients who choose a Brookdale community have access to several signature health and wellness and educational programs.

Holiday Retirement is another great option for anyone looking for a top-rated retirement community. Started in 1971, Holiday Retirement offers over 300 independent living communities across the U.S. and Canada. Studio and one- or two-bedroom suites are available, and all suites include a kitchenette, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning and a 24/7 emergency response system. Other amenities include meals (three per day), housekeeping and linen services, paid cable and utilities, free laundry facilities, an exercise room and more. Communities are also cat and dog friendly. Live-in managers are on site 24/7 to assist residents, answer questions or assist with transitioning into the community. Residents may also stay for free up to seven nights at other Holiday Retirement communities.

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. was started in 1981 and offers over 250 communities to choose from nationwide. Sunrise operates on six core “Principles of Service” - Nurturing the Spirit, Celebrating Individuality, Preserving Dignity, Enabling Freedom of Choice, Encouraging Independence and Involving Family and Friend. Sunrise Senior Living options include independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and nursing and rehabilitative services, as well as short-term stays for those who do not require long-term or permanent care. A signature feature of Sunrise communities is called a Life Enrichment Manager (LEM) who work in “Reminiscence Neighborhoods.” Activities in these areas of the community are designed to promote memory enhancement, and include reading, walking dogs, gardening, food preparation and more.

No matter which of the top three senior living communities you choose, you’re sure to enjoy exceptional services, clean, well-maintained living facilities and several amenities designed to make living in the community more comfortable and fulfilling. When deciding which community best meets your needs, contact the facilities for more information or to request a tour.