Hiring and retaining a strong workforce is a pressing challenge for senior housing providers and the industry at large, requiring novel and more aggressive approaches that are being undertaken by some of the nation’s largest operators. Continue reading “SHN: Senior Living Providers Take Action to Prevent Workforce Crisis”
News & Events
Belmont Village West University residents took time out to show their appreciation for Houston Police with a special event. Area officers visited the community for the event and were presented care packages filled with essential items for a day in the field.
Belmont Village Scottsdale is honoring American Heroes by making sure they are not forgotten. Nationally-recognized photographer, Thomas Sanders recently visited the community to photograph the resident veterans for Belmont Village’s American Heroes: Portraits of Service project. Continue reading “Belmont Village Scottsdale Honors Veterans with Photographs”
Experts tell us that employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction go hand in hand. At Belmont Village, it starts with leadership. Our community teams are trained to lead through service, to empower each other, to lead by doing, and to have fun. The results of our efforts are encouraging and we measure them each year in an extensive survey of residents, families and staff, organized by Sensight, one of the country’s leading independent survey firms. We are proud to report that Belmont Village ranks among the top U.S. providers in satisfaction scores, both as a provider and as an employer. We are delighted to share a few of our favorite responses from our 2015 surveys of all Belmont Village communities.
Beverly Sanborn, LCSW, Belmont Village Senior Living gerontologist and vice president of program development, presented at the prestigious Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) held July 24-28 in Toronto, Canada. Sanborn joined a panel of experts to discuss the improvements in dementia care practice and presented the results from a comprehensive program evaluation that tracked the effects of Belmont Village’s Circle of Friends®, a proprietary whole brain fitness program for residents with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early stage dementia. The program evaluation model was developed in collaboration with Vanderbilt University’s Center for Quality Aging and takes a quantitative measure of resident apathy. Apathy, or lack of interest, is a very common and significant problem in patients with dementia and is linked to accelerated physical or mental decline. Continue reading “Belmont Village Gerontologist Presents at 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.”
Industry professionals, consumers and family members gathered in Frisco on April 20, 2016 at the Texas Assisted Living Associations (TALA) Annual Conference to put a spotlight on assisted living and recognize individuals who exemplify excellence in service with the TALA Hero Awards. “Heroes” are recognized in eight categories including Executive Director, Nurse, Chef, Director of Sales and Aide/Care Associate.
Approximately every three minutes, a World War II veteran dies. It won’t be long before all 16-million American veterans who served in WWII are gone. This is why photographer Tom Sanders travels around the country to take what could be the final portrait for many American heroes.Earlier this year Sanders stopped at the Belmont Village Senior Living at Turtle Creek in Dallas and took pictures of more than a dozen veterans. In between the pictures taken, stories were shared. Some that have been rarely shared before. Continue reading “Portrait Photographer’s Tribute to WWII Veterans”
Many of our couples at Belmont Village have been together for 40+ years. The Lasting Love Exhibit at Belmont Village Westwood features love stories of a few of the more than 20 couples who live in the community.
To hear the couple’s secrets to long lasting love and learn more about the Lasting Love Exhibit, click the link below.
Belmont Village Albany, designed by HKIT Architects, has earned the 2016 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for “Best Senior Housing Community – On the Boards”. The Gold Nugget Awards are the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the nation and a centerpiece of PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), where all winners share one common denominator: excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues. Now in its 53rd year, the Gold Nugget Awards is the largest competition of its kind. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world. Belmont Village Albany is also a contender for a Grand Award to be announced on June 23rd.