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U.S. News & World Report Names The Heritage at Brentwood a 2022-23 Best Senior Living Community

The Heritage at Brentwood has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2022-23 Best Senior Living Community for independent living. The company released its 2022 national rankings on Tuesday, May 10.  It is one of only five independent living communities designated “Best” in Tennessee and the only continuing care residential care community with the highest ranking.

U.S. News awards the designation of Best Senior Living only to those communities that satisfy its objective statistical assessment of each senior living community’s performance from consumer satisfaction surveys administered between March 2021 and February 2022. These surveys reflect the viewpoints of more than 200,000 current residents and family members of residents living in thousands of senior living communities nationwide.

The Heritage at Brentwood, celebrating its 15th anniversary this month, offers more than 20 floorplans among its apartment, villa and garden villa homes for active adults ages 62 and older. Jon Tagatz has been the community’s executive director since construction began on its 48-acre campus.

“It’s an honor to receive U.S. News’ Best Senior Living Community designation,” Tagatz said, “Though I may be biased, The Heritage’s services and amenities are unsurpassed in Middle Tennessee and are among the best in the nation. Individuals and couples choose The Heritage to be closer to their children, to downsize locally or simply to enjoy a maintenance-free, lock-and-go lifestyle. It’s also a very resident-driven community which is vital component for an independent living community to thrive.”

A Type A Life Care Community, residents pay an 80- to 90-percent refundable entrance fee and a monthly fee determined by the size of their home. In return, they have the assurance of on-campus short- or long-term skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care and rehabilitative services with only a slight increase in their monthly fee should they ever need it.

The Heritage’s on-campus Somerfield Health Center was recognized as a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News in 2021.

For more than 30 years, U.S. News has served the American public as an unbiased arbiter of quality across a variety of important choices. Whether picking a college, selecting a hospital or moving to a nursing home, consumers go to U.S. News to research and make consequential life decisions. The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data evaluating such factors as community and activity, food and dining, caregiving, and management and staff for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

“Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Senior Living ratings fill this informational gap with comprehensive and transparent data to help older consumers and their families identify high-quality senior living communities that meet their needs and preferences.”

For more information behind the data analyzed in the U.S. News ratings for Senior Living, please refer to the methodology.

About The Heritage at Brentwood

The Heritage at Brentwood is Middle Tennessee’s only Type A LifeCare® community offering independent villa, garden villa and apartment homes with the assurance of a full continuum of onsite short- or long-term care if ever needed. In 2021, Life Care Services, The Heritage’s management partner, was ranked Highest in Resident Satisfaction among Independent Senior Living Communities for the third straight year in the J.D. Power 2021 Senior Living Satisfaction Study. The Heritage recently received Williamson’s Best Senior Living Community award for the second year by Home Page Media Group. The Heritage is located at 900 Heritage Way, Brentwood, TN 37027. For more information, call 615-507-2686 or visit

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.