Benchmark Associates Capture Two Mass-ALA Excellence Awards
Two Benchmark Senior Living associates recently received prestigious 2017 Excellence Awards from the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA), a non-profit association dedicated to professionally operated assisted living residences in Massachusetts. The association, founded by our Chairman and CEO, Tom Grape, in 1990, recognizes the best in the assisted living industry by honoring those who uphold dignity, choice and independence for older adults.
Congratulations to our winning associates!
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR EXEMPLIFYING EXCELLENCE IN FALLS PREVENTION
Care Nurse Supervisor at Benchmark Senior Living at Chelmsford Crossings
12 years with Benchmark
Marianne promotes a culture of safety at Chelmsford Crossings. After assessing a new resident, Marianne carefully communicates a care plan to the resident, their family and the staff. She watches over residents and makes adjustments to ensure their continued safety. And she builds a culture of safety by teaching the staff to guard against falls.
“Marianne is a caring and compassionate nurse whose priority is our residents’ safety and well-being,” says Executive Director Arzu LeBlanc. “Her gentle, compassionate and positive personality puts residents and family members at ease. We are so lucky to have her in our community.”
EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR DIRECT SERVICE
Lead Aid for Harbor at Ashland Farm at North Andover
20 years with Benchmark
Mary is known in her Ashland Farm community as the irreplaceable eyes, ears and heart of the overnight shift. She’s passionate about her residents, their families and all aspects of the Harbor operation. She turns over an impeccably clean and prepared operation with an exceptional shift-change update.
“I can always count on Mary to go above and beyond,” says Harbor Care Director Renee Bouchard. “Whenever I see her, she’s ready with a list of suggestions and observations that improve all the shifts and the entire community.”