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24th Benchmark Executive Becomes Certified Director of Assisted Living

24th Benchmark Executive Becomes Certified Director of Assisted Living

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Adam Manchester of Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn is the latest and 24th Benchmark executive director to earn the Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential from the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC). The certification demonstrates attainment of consistent, relevant, measurable and industry-recognized standards of practice in the assisted living executive director role.

The first two classes of CDAL recipients were announced in fall 2016 and spring 2017. Adam was in the fall 2017 class, which boosted the number CDAL recipients to over 400 nationwide.

In 2015, the Board of Directors for Argentum, the national senior living association, voted to create the independent SLCC, which subsequently chose to first offer a Certified Director of Assisted Living program. The program was developed by practicing senior living experts, including four of our own:

Vice President of Field Human Resources Tim Reilly, Senior Regional Director of Resident Care Mary Lou Fahey and Campus Executive Director Chris Golen served as subject-matter experts.

Regional Director of Operations Noeline Cranston played a key role in developing the study guide used to prepare for the certification test and as an ongoing resource to help directors be more effective on the job.

“It was a privilege working with the commission to advance our profession,” says Chris. “Studying for the exam boosts the capabilities of an executive director. Passing the exam proves that he or she has the knowledge our communities need.”

“We invested our talented people in creating this important certification,” says Senior Vice President of Operations Bob Moran. “We believe it’s an essential tool in making us the benchmark in senior living. Our goal is to have all our eligible executive directors certified by 2019.”

By earning CDAL certification, Adam joins 23 other Benchmark associates who’ve invested the time and energy to study for the exam, put their knowledge to the test and earn this important professional credential.

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