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Innovative Strategies Improve Senior Living Operations and Resident Care
Date:6/13/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's leading assisted living association recently recognized 14 senior living companies for operational strategies that improve efficiency, enhance resident care, retain staff and save energy costs.

"Assisted living is the fastest growing long-term care option in the United States because senior living companies encourage staff creativity and innovation in serving residents and their families," said Richard P. Grimes, the President and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA).

Each year, ALFA commends achievements that raise the bar of excellence throughout the senior living industry and deliver concrete results for the seniors and families they serve.

Nearly every operational strategy featured in ALFA's annual Best of the Best Awards and showcased in ALFA's Assisted Living Executive magazine can be emulated by other senior living companies -- as well as other service industries.

Among the Best of the Best strategies are:

-- Creation of an emergency employee assistance fund, a separate nonprofit

entity that aids employees experiencing a crisis. Grants are treated as

gifts and do not require repayment. Fundraisers, including silent

auctions and golf tournaments, support the organization.

-- A series of guest chef prepared gourmet dinner parties aimed at

enticing local prospects and adding excitement to dining services for

residents and their guests.

-- Launching and facilitating spiritual support groups that bolster frail

residents' self-worth by providing a safe, private, confidential

setting where residents can share experiences of coping with

near-end-of-life challenges.

2008 ALFA Best of the Best Award winners are: Benchmark Assisted Living, Wellesley, MA; Brookdale Senior Living, Chicago, IL; The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living, Jackson, NJ; Chelsea Senior Living, Fanville, NJ; Emeritus Senior Living, Seattle, WA; Silverado Senior Living, San Juan Capistrano, CA; The Fountains (Kisco Senior Living), Melbourne, FL; Senior Resource Group, Solana Beach, CA; Five Star Quality Care, Newton, MA; Carlton Senior Living, Martinez, CA; Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Hershey, PA; Horizon Bay Senior Communities, Tampa, FL; Signature Senior Living, Irving, TX; and Sunrise Senior Living, McLean, VA.

The award-winning ideas are profiled in the June issue of Assisted Living Executive. Visit http://www.alfa.org for more information.

ALFA raises the bar for excellence and serves as the voice for senior living. ALFA advocates for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans needing assistance with long-term care.


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