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3/4/2020 Member News
Emery Place Wins 2020 "Best of Assisted Living" Award

Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care is proud to announce that for the fifth year in a row, they have been selected as one of the 2020 Best of Assisted Living Award Winners on, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America. is in their seventh year of hosting the Best of Senior Living Awards.’s Best of 2020 Award winners represent the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families. This exclusive designation honors the top one percent of senior care providers across the United States and Canada.

The annual Best of Senior Living Awards tabulates over 240,000 family created reviews to find the highest quality care providers for this honor. Of the nearly 45,000 communities currently listed on, just over 610 were recognized with this prestigious award.

Since opening in May of 2015, Emery Place, located at 901 S. Mentzer Rd., Robins, IA, is one of the only winners that regularly receives exceptionally positive reviews from their senior customers and their families like these:

“Emery Place is a wonderful community. The staff really cares and gets to know their residents and their families to create a home like environment. Elders are unique and the staff interacts with them as individuals getting to know their life story and interests. They encourage the residents to join in on activities they know they will enjoy. My dad is a fiercely independent 89-year-old with Parkinson’s disease who has a tendency to push his limits. The staff does their best to respect his intent to do things himself while keeping safety in mind. Emery’s closer care “early ALZ” memory wing has been a blessing as it allowed us to keep my mom with ALZ with my dad. They share a lovely two bedroom apartment. We give Emery an A+.”

“My mom had lived in assisted living for 3 years prior to us moving her to Emery Place. We were needing to find a facility with memory care and knew right away Emery Place would be a good transition for her. Still being able to have her live independently, the assistance they offer is perfect for her needs at this point. Having nurses on staff along with medication management is great. They become the liaison between mom and doctors and manage all her medications and administering them when needed. The staff is so caring and become like family to the residence. I would highly recommend Emery Place to anyone needing to find assisted living for their loved one.”

“My father and his companion have been in Emery Place for the past 10 months. He has considered it home since they moved in. I think they have literally saved his life by the close attention to his health. For someone who has been so independent and feisty, he has willingly accepted their assistance and care, and enjoys the attention. Both of them have participated in the activities, when they are able. Greetings from the friendly staff are sometimes the high points of their day. It seems like the staff does so many of the little extra things to brighten their days. Overall, we have been so impressed with our father’s and his companion’s care at Emery Place.”

“As’s ‘Best of Senior Living’ awards enters its seventh year of honoring the top family rated communities and care providers, we are proud to say that the bar has been raised. In order to ensure only the best communities and care providers win, we decided to make the criteria harder than ever and we saw over 610 winners rise to the occasion. Each year we are increasingly impressed with the quality of winners and look forward to spreading the word about these award winning organizations.”

To qualify for inclusion in the Best of 2020 Awards, care providers must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars while receiving five or more new reviews between November 17, 2018 and October 18, 2019. Additional details and a complete list of award winners can be found on is the largest consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home care providers across the United States and Canada with over 240,000 trusted, published reviews. The innovative website provides easy access to the information families need when making senior care decisions, and features reviews and advice from community residents and their loved ones. For more information, please visit

Within six months of opening, Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care decided to revamp their community. At this time, their 10 apartment memory care community was full with a long waiting list. Management noticed that many inquiries were concerned about parents in early stages of memory loss or being separated due to the disease. This opened an opportunity to provide a service to these individuals like nothing that had been addressed before in the Cedar Rapids area. In such, creating the 14 apartment “closer care” environment for early stages, couples or companions to reside with memory care support.

In May of 2017, Emery Place added 12 more assisted living apartments bringing that total to 27 apartments. Plans for the near future include 8-12 more “closer care” apartments due to the ongoing demand for this distinctive and specialized community.

If you are considering senior living and are looking for a great retirement community to reside, please contact Emery Place Community Relations Coordinator, Sarah Zimmerman at 319-540-9257 or email at Come and tour today! Find out more about assisted living and two unique memory care options for those in early or later stages of memory loss. Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care. See why our families have rated us “Best of Assisted Living” every year since our opening!