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Cedar Crest's Mountainview Gardens Named “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report

November 10, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Mountainview Gardens, the continuing care neighborhood of Cedar Crest Retirement Community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, was named a "Best Nursing Home" and received a 5-Star Rating from U.S. News & World Report. 


"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a wonderful endorsement of our staff's daily commitment to a providing outstanding quality care for residents," said Director of Continuing Care Brian Alexopoulos.


U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, nearly 2,300 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.


Cedar Crest is one of 10 Erickson Living-managed communities nationwide selected by U.S. News & World Report for this honor. The others are Seabrook in Tinton Falls, New Jersey and Charlestown (Maryland), Tallgrass Creek (Kansas), Riderwood (Maryland), Brooksby Village (Massachusetts), Linden Ponds (Massachusetts), Ann's Choice (Pennsylvania), Greenspring (Virginia), and Highlands Springs (Texas). For the full list, visit


Since its inception in 2009, the U.S. News nursing home ratings have relied on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.


The nearly 2,300 nursing homes that earned the designation of a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2017-18 represent about 15% percent of all homes.


"Selecting the right nursing home that offers exceptional care for a loved one can be particularly challenging," says Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis. "For the Best Nursing Homes, U.S. News analyzed objective data to arm consumers with the information and confidence they need to help them choose a home capable of providing the quality care seniors deserve."


Mountainview Gardens offers long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and assisted living care. Designed for comfort, the neighborhood features "living rooms" for socializing and several dining venues with a variety of nutritious meals.

Cedar Crest's scenic 130-acre campus is located in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and is home to more than 1,800 residents. The community offers abundant amenities, hundreds of clubs and activities, on-site restaurants, a state-of-the-art medical center, an all-season pool and a fitness center. For more information, visit