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BRC Tops National Senior Living Rankings

Bridgewater Retirement Community (BRC) swept the listings in the inaugural Best Senior Living category by U.S. News & World Report, earning designations in 2022-23 for Best Independent Living, Best Assisted Living, Best Memory Care, and Best Continuing  Care Retirement Community. Only seven communities (out of over 3,000 surveyed) received all four designations.

Previously, BRC also received distinctions from U.S. News & World Report in the Best Nursing category for Best Long-Term Care and Best Short-Term Rehabilitation. Combined, the awards recognize BRC as a senior living industry leader across all its levels of living.

“Every day at BRC, we strive to provide residents at all levels of living with the opportunities and support to make the most of every day.” says BRC president Rodney Alderfer. “Our residents are our purpose, and we are constantly seeking new ways to enhance wellbeing for our residents, team members, and the broader community. It’s gratifying to see our efforts reflected in these distinctions.”

The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles are based on comprehensive data gathered by an independent research firm, Activated Insights, in the fall of 2022. Residents and their family members (not BRC team members) completed lengthy surveys and submitted comments that were evaluated and compared to results from other communities across the nation.

Thus, the new ratings offer unbiased, comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data evaluating such factors as community & activity, food & dining, caregiving, and management & staff for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

“Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care, or continuing care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Senior Living ratings fill this informational gap with comprehensive and transparent data to help older consumers and their families identify high-quality senior living communities that meet their needs and preferences.”

For more information behind the data analyzed in the U.S. News ratings for Senior Living, please refer to the methodology.


To remain eligible for the Home No Matter What Promise, residents must fulfill their obligations in turn as citizens of the BRC community and not give away the resources needed to meet financial obligations to BRC.