Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s experts gathered at Belmont Village senior living facility in West Lake Hills on Sept. 28 to discuss signs and symptoms of the diseases with approximately 40 residents and other members of the community.
The panel of experts included Richard Elbein, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association in the Houston area; Beverly Sanborn, the Belmont Village gerontologist; Iris Wingrove, a neurologist; and Teresa Ford, president of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society. Sanborn created the “Circle of Friends” for Belmont Village to improve memory for residents. Continue reading “Experts offer insight into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases”
Belmont Village’s Circle of Friends® program for mild cognitive impairment and mild to moderate dementia was recognized May 10 with the 2016 Best of the Best Memory Care Award at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver. Argentum, formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America, is the largest national association for senior living providers. Its Best of the Best awards recognize innovative programs and services that advance excellence in senior living. The award is given to initiatives receiving the highest scores from a panel of experts, across all entry categories.
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UC Berkeley-Affiliated Senior Living community to provide Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care on San Pablo Avenue
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Belmont Village recently received top recognition for outstanding marketing and communications by the 25th Annual National Mature Media Awards. Belmont Village’s American Heroes: Portraits of Service calendar received a gold award along with the prestigious 2016 Best in Show award. The calendar features iconic portraits, taken by nationally-recognized photographer Thomas Sanders, of the veterans that reside in Belmont Village communities nationwide. Belmont Village also received a gold award for “The Voices” advertising campaign which features unsolicited and unedited quotes from residents and families.
For more information, visit http://www.seniorawards.com/.
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”
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.
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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.
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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.”