Congrats to Marian Village, who received special recognition from US News & World Report as one of the best independent living and assisted living communities in the country!

US News reviewed reisdent surveys over the past year about the community experience from over 200,000 current residents and family members of senior living communities across the nation.  To receive the special designations, a community had to receive the highest possible rating from satisfaction surveys.

“We are honored to have our senior living communities recognized as the best in the country,” said Franciscan Ministries President and CEO Judy Amiano.  Franciscan Ministries is the parent company of several senior living communities “Our Ministry has served older adults for more than 125 years, and this national recognition is a reflection of the outstanding work done by the associates in our communities and the commitment to our mission of Celebrating Life and Serving with Joy.”

The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data, evaluating such factors as community and activity, food and dining, caregiving, and management and staff for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii. For more than 30 years, U.S. News has served the American public as an unbiased arbiter of quality across a variety of important choices. Whether picking a college, selecting a hospital or moving to a nursing home, consumers go to U.S. News to research and make consequential life decisions.

“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.

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About Franciscan Communities
Franciscan Communities is a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. They provide quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

About Franciscan Ministries
Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services. Additionally, they support young, at-risk women seeking a Catholic, secondary education, and operate a family violence prevention center and shelter.