Sequoia Living Ranked Top Provider of Skilled Nursing by US News and World Report


SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sequoia Living, a nonprofit serving Bay Area seniors since 1958, announced that three of its Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) ranked among the top providers of skilled nursing care, according to US News & World Report Best Nursing Homes 12and editing.

“Skilled nursing is an important health service for older adults, and we are committed to ensuring that our independent residents have access to the right health services when needed,” said Sara McVeyPresident and CEO of Sequoia Living.

According to California Association of Healthcare Facilities, more than 400,000 Californians use a skilled nursing facility (SNF) each year. reports that people over 65 have a 70% chance of needing long-term care at some point in their lives. Based on these statistics, skilled nursing is an essential part of a person’s healthcare journey.

“Our occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physiotherapists, as well as our nurses, CNAs, administrators, maintenance, housekeeping, life enrichment and catering staff have shown resilience over the past two years,” said explained McVey. “It is thanks to our dedicated team members that our communities achieved high rankings before and during the pandemic.”

Sequoia Living’s three top-ranked communities, The Sequoias Portola Valley, The Sequoias San Francisco, and The Tamalpais Marin, are Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), sometimes referred to as Life Plan Communities. They each offer the full continuum of care, from independent and assisted living to dementia care and skilled nursing. CCRCs attract active seniors who want a lifestyle with full-service amenities such as dining, transportation, activities, group outings, fitness classes, and more.

Best Nursing Home Criteria

US News & World Report conducts rigorous national assessments of data from more than 13,175 long-term care facilities and 13,500 acute care qualified nursing homes. A focus on patient safety improved the rankings, elevating all three Sequoia Living communities to a “High Performance” rating. See the full list of US News Best Nursing Homes here.

About Sequoia Living

Sequoia Living, a Bay Area nonprofit since 1958, provides seniors with retirement communities and services designed to support and enrich life. In 2021, Sequoia Living served more than 7,000 seniors in the organization’s four life plan communities, three affordable housing communities, two senior centers and community service programs.

SOURCESequoia Living


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