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Best of Lincoln Senior Living

When you want to find care for either you or your loved one, you are looking for the best. can help you find the right care facility in Lincoln or the US.  You can read reviews, search amenities, and research rates. selects the Best of Senior Living Award winners annually. You can learn more about criteria to win the award here.  Here’s a look at some of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners in Lincoln.

Assisted Living Winners

Assisted living communities let residents live independently with a little extra care including with routine hygiene assistance, transportation, meal preparation, and light housekeeping. These facilities offer activities and amenities to help residents live an active lifestyle.

Gramercy Hill provides comfortable accommodations, support, and health care. The community is on 6 acres with abundant gardens and walking paths. Gramercy Hill offers daily programs and activities including exercise, games, movies, shopping excursions, and other cultural events.

Other amenities include therapy services, meals, laundry service, transportation, and beauty and barber services. Residents are also allowed to bring pets.  The calendar is filled with onsite and offsite activities to keep your social life going.

There is a full-time nurse on duty, 24-hours a day, and home care is also on-site.

One review stated, “The apartments at Gramercy are huge and have large windows with nice views. The food is very good with many choices. The staff has been very friendly and helpful.”

High Plains Alzheimer’s Special Care Center is privately owned and operated and offers a home-like setting with personalized care.  The community is friendly and offers programs to improve your independent life by providing mobility assistance, daily activities, memory care, health care coordination, prepared meals, religious services, and medication assistance.

High Plain offers a maintenance-free living to residents with a private dining room, family areas, laundry service, salon, transportation, and more. There are several health services available including a podiatrist, a doctor on call, and a nurse on call at all times.  Residents can age in place at this facility since it offers a variety of care. This community is known for its memory care. 

One review talked about the care, “High Plains provides superior care. The facility is lovely, clean, and comforting. All staff is professional, loving, and compassionate.” 

Several reviews raved about the memory care and how great it is.

Independent Living Winners

Independent living is best for residents that need little health care or assistance but wants to be with a peer.  These facilities typically offer maintenance-free living, so residents can enjoy activities and amenities.

Brentwood Estates offers a fulfilling lifestyle packed with amenities and programs. Residents live a maintenance-free lifestyle with weekly housekeeping service, meal preparation, and transportation. The live-in managers are available anytime to ensure comfort and safety of residents.

The full calendar includes games, exercise programs, educational seminars, craft classes, trips to local attractions, clubs, and more. Residents can use the transportation services to get to appointments, shopping, and activities. Other amenities include beauty and barber services, religious services, and aging in place.  Pets are allowed at this facility.

Holiday Retirement allows residents to stay up to seven nights per visit at one of their other 300 independent living facilities in the US and Canada. Residents stay in a guest room, and the community provides all their meals. Also, shuttle service is available for local attractions.  This program allows residents to travel and stay at no additional charge.

Each apartment is safe with a sprinkler system, smoke alarm, and emergency pull-cord.

There are no health care services on-site, but residents can hire a home service when their needs change if they wish to continue to live in this community.

One resident review said, “The facility is nice and is always clean. The staff is friendly, helpful, and we really appreciate all the effort they put into helping my loved one get settled in and feel comfortable.” 

Another review praised his mother’s care, ‘Brentwood Estates has been a wonderful new home for my mom. The staff and other residents went out of their way to welcome my mom and make her feel at home. The facility has many amenities and provides a warm home feeling.”

Savannah Pines Retirement Resort offers studio apartments, one, two, and three-bedroom suites, with a variety of floor plan options. One charge covers all expenses, services, utilities, phone, cable, and Internet.

There are amenities to help you enjoy daily living with three restaurant-style meals a day, transportation, 24-hour on-site management, beauty services, weekly housekeeping, linen service, and free transportation.  

The calendar is full of activities including religious services, theater, library, game room, game tables, exercise facility, spa area, laundry, and business center with computers.  Wellness programs include aerobics, weightlifting, yoga, walking clubs, and chair exercises. There are several off-site excursions to enjoy cultural events, museums, casinos, and local attractions.  Pets are also allowed in this community with no deposit.

Groups, such as bridge and book clubs, are also available to make more friends. Residents order food made-to-order and can get it on the go or eat in the dining room.  Snacks are available all day along with coffee and ice cream.

One reviewer noted. “Savannah Pines is wonderful. The staff is friendly.  The facility is clean. It’s perfect, and I give them a 5!”

Several reviewers were impressed with the care their fathers or other relatives received. “They’re fantastic! They furnished the apartment my dad moved into, so we did not have to shop and purchase things that he wanted. He loves it there and is doing great. He does love the food.”

You can review the entire list of the 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners here.  If you want to explore other options, you can search to read reviews, see pricing, and check available amenities.

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