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Staffers at Silvergate San Marcos celebrate after winning the prestigious Caring Star award from, an online review site whose clients rate senior living communities throughout the United States. Courtesy photo
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Silvergate San Marcos wins 2023 Caring Star Award

SAN MARCOS — December 23, 2022 — Silvergate San Marcos proudly announces the retirement community’s received the prestigious 2023 Caring Star Award for outstanding care in senior living by, a leading senior living referral service and the nation’s top site for retirement community reviews. This is the third award for excellence that Silvergate has garnered in the last year, including one from and San Diego Union Tribune whose readers cast their votes for “Favorite” in the region.

“We strive daily to provide the highest quality care and services for our residents, and this award validates our delivery on that promise,” said Joan Rink-Carroll, Executive Director of Silvergate San Marcos. “Silvergate is one of only two community in San Marcos to win this award. Our 25 years of experience in caring for seniors, the longevity of our staff, our hands-on local ownership, and the outstanding care we offer are all reasons why we continue to be recognized by organizations like On behalf of our community staff and leadership, we want to thank those who shared positive feedback about us.”

Online review sites help Americans research and select the best senior living communities. Seniors and their families often turn to the internet and consumer reviews when narrowing their options among senior living communities in their area. They rely on these peer perspectives as much as personal recommendations from friends, geriatric professionals and medical personnel.

“Congratulations to Silvergate San Marcos for being among these highly-rated communities achieving such significant praise from their customers in online reviews,”’s CEO, Jim Rosenthal said. “They stand out as being among the best and most experienced in senior living care in the nation.”

To be considered for the award, Caring Stars communities meet a set of criteria based on ratings and reviews from senior living residents and their family members. Some of the positive feedback that led to Silvergate San Marcos being named a Caring Star of 2023 includes:

“We recently moved our 96-year-old Mother into Silvergate San Marcos. Mom didn’t want to move, but she agreed to. While she was still at her home, she was saying that she was ready ‘to go’. After a week at Silvergate, she is saying she has a new lease on life and thinks she can make it to 100!” said Debi Van Doren, whose mother resides at Silvergate and recently left touching online review about the community. “I stayed with her at Silvergate to help get her settled and I am very impressed. Everyone that works there is very kind and compassionate, it feels like a family. The food is delicious and there are always activities to fill the day. Thanks to Silvergate for creating such a caring, nurturing environment.”

“We are proud to be among the top family-rated communities and care providers in the nation,” said David Nelson, Marketing Director for the community. “The bar for standards had been raised this year, and we knew only the best communities would be recognized this award season. We are overjoyed by all the positive feedback we received online, and very proud of our amazing team of nurses, caregivers, and administrators who rose to the occasion by providing such great quality of care to our residents and their families.”

About Silvergate San Marcos

Located in a serene setting within the city of San Marcos, Silvergate is a full-service retirement community offering independent living, assisted living or memory care. As a senior living community with a broad spectrum of care, and decades of experience in the industry, Silvergate is proud to have been recognized for its superior service levels and for making a difference in the lives of seniors right here in San Diego County. For information about availability and pricing, call David Nelson to arrange a private tour of the property at 760-744-4484. Silvergate San Marcos is located at 1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA 92078.