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Fifty companies providing residential senior living and care are in the spotlight this morning after Fortune announced its Best Workplaces for Aging Services lists for 2021, the fourth round of such lists Fortune has published in partnership with people analytics firm Great Place to Work and Activated Insights, the senior care affiliate of Great Place to Work.

Once again this year, Baltimore-based Brightview Senior Living and Taylorsville, UT-based Summit Vista top the annual lists for large and small-to-medium sized companies, respectively, as they did in 2020. Brightview also topped the 2019 list for large senior living and care employers.

In all, Fortune recognized 65 workplaces in long-term care this year: 25 large senior living and care employers (1,000 or more employees), 25 small to medium-sized senior living and care employers (10 to 999 employees), and 15 home care companies. The total represents an additional five companies in each category compared with previous lists.

To be certified as a Great Place to Work, operators must survey all of their employees using a “trust index survey” including 60 questions. Providers earn Great Place to Work certification if at least 70% employees surveyed confirm that an employer is a great place to work. Once certified, operators automatically are included in Fortune’s ranking process. Fortune and Great Place to Work then take the employee certification data and run it through an algorithm that adjusts for factors such as company size and consistency of all employee experience. The adjusted scores of each operator are then ranked.

To determine the 2021 lists, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing 227,974 employees working in the elder care industry in the United States.

This year’s rankings appear below. For more information about the lists, visit Fortune’s website.

Large senior living and care employers:

1. Brightview Senior Living, Baltimore

2. Carlton Senior Living, Concord, CA

3. Senior Living Properties, Fort Worth, TX

4. Holiday Retirement, Winter Park, FL

5. Silverado Senior Living, Irvine, CA

6. Trilogy Health Services, Louisville, KY

7. WesleyLife, Johnston, IA

8. The Springs Living, McMinnville, OR

9. Vi Living, Chicago

10. Sunrise Senior Living, McLean, VA

11. Generations Healthcare, Santa Ana, CA

12. Retirement Center Management, Houston

13. Aegis Living, Bellevue, WA

14. Legend Senior Living, Wichita, KS

15. Americare Senior Living, Sikeston, MO

16. Vetter Senior Living, ELkhorn, NE

17. Continuing Life, Carlsbad, CA

18. The Arbor Co., Atlanta

19. Ohio Living, Westerville, OH

20. Juniper Communities, Bloomfield, NJ

21. Century Park Associates, Cleveland, TN

22. Sagora Senior Living, Fort Worth, TX

23. MBK Senior Living, Irvine, CA

24. Benchmark Senior Living, Waltham, MA

25. Senior Resource Group, Solana Beach, CA

Small and medium-sized senior living and care employers:

1. Summit Vista, Taylorsville, UT

2. Embrace Living Communities, Oak Brook, IL

3. Legacy Healthcare, Skokie, IL

4. Wesley Enhanced Living, Warminster, PA

5. Careline Health Group, Jackson, MI

6. Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill, NC

7. Vicar’s Landing, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

8. Sun Health, Surprise, AZ

9. Casey’s Pond, Steamboat Springs, CO

10. Mather, Evanston, IL

11. Bloom Senior Living, Birmingham, MI

12. Agemark, ELkhorn, NE

13. Warm Beach Senior Community, Stanwood, WA

14. Wesley Woods, Atlanta

15. Citadel Healthcare, Skokie, IL

16. Schnepp Senior Care & Rehab Center, St. Louis

17. Silver Maples of Chelsea, Chelsea, MI

18. SilverPoint Senior Living, New Braunfels, TX

19. LIFE Senior Services, Tulsa, OK

20. Arcadia Communities, Louisville, KY

21. Cascadia Senior Living and Fieldstone Communities, Yakima, WA

22. Ingleside Engaged Living, Rockville, MD

23. John Knox Village, Pompano Beach, FL

24. Peace Village, Palos Park, IL

25. Dominion Senior Living, Knoxville, TN

See additional information about each organization on the Great Place to Work website.