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April 19, 2006

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Assisted Living Executive, the magazine of the Assisted Living Federation of America, released its annual list of the Largest 50 Assisted Living Companies in the United States. The list appears in the April issue.

The top 5 companies, ranked by total assisted living resident capacity, are:

  1. Sunrise Senior Living
  2. Brookdale Senior Living
  3. Alterra Healthcare Corp.
  4. Atria Senior Living Group
  5. Emeritus Assisted Living

Mergers and acquisitions over the past year dramatically changed the lineup of top companies this year. Brookdale and Alterra merged to create the No. 2 company on the list. And Benchmark Assisted Living (No. 12), American Retirement Corp. (No. 9), Summerville Senior Living (No. 8), and Five Star Quality Care (No. 11) all posted significant acquisitions as well.

Summerville was the top capacity grower last year, with growth of 81 percent, followed by Benchmark, with growth of 65 percent. With the large number baby boomer retirees expected in the next few years, the strength of the nation’s top providers is especially good news. Many companies predict continued growth in their operations as well.

The annual Assisted Living Executive Largest Providers list is the definitive ranking of the largest providers in the business. Research is compiled by the staff of Assisted Living Executive from surveys and interviews with assisted living providers.

About the Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America drives business excellence, ensures an informed public, and influences public policy to advance the business interests and operational excellence of companies leading professionally managed assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA advocates for choice, quality of care, accessibility, and improved state regulations for assisted living and for the seniors and families served by the assisted living industry.


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