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Assisted living state rankings report

Overview of the report

Information is the most powerful tool when it comes to finding and choosing a quality assisted living community for an aging loved one. As the nation’s largest and most trusted senior living referral service, we’re proud to use proprietary data from nearly 10,000 communities, in addition to external research, to provide you with accurate rankings of the top 25 states for assisted living.

By providing clarity on the best assisted living communities to receive care, families can make informed decisions on where to move a loved one. We’ve done extensive research on which elements of assisted living matter most to families and weighted them accordingly. Each state was evaluated for its assisted living costs, services, and amenities, in addition to reviews from real families.

Below, you’ll be able to view which U.S. states rank in the top 25 for assisted living and compare them against one another. We also provide a breakdown of our methodology and provide you insight on the data used to assign rankings.

Top state rankings

State scorecards

Select any state below to see how it ranks overall and in three overarching categories – services and amenities, affordability and ratings.

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Top 10 state

Top 25 state

Full methodology



The services and amenities provided by an assisted living community largely impact the quality of life for seniors. To rank states in this category, we total the number of services and amenities available in each assisted living community within a state. We then average each state’s services and amenities and compare it against the national average. States with communities that offer more unique amenities than the national average rank higher in this category.
To assign each state a score, we total some of the following services and amenities typically provided at assisted living communities:
● On-site health care services
● Personal and specialized care plans
● Dining services and wellness programs
● Social activities, common areas, and luxe amenities


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