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2008 Best of the Best Award Winners

Best of the Best Awards 2008

16 Companies Receive National Assisted Living Award for Innovative Business Practices

Assisted Living Executive, the flagship magazine of the Assisted Living Federation of America, reveals the winners of ALFA’s 2008 Best of the Best Awards. All 16 award-winning strategies are profiled in the magazine’s June issue. The annual Best of the Best Awards recognize senior living companies for the most innovative operational excellence strategies in the past year.

“These innovations recognize companies that have put their imaginations to work to continually improve and streamline operations, enhance resident care and services, retain and train quality employees, and much more,” says ALFA President and CEO Richard P. Grimes. “Plus, the industry-wide benefit of the Best of the Best Awards is the program’s ability to multiply excellence as other companies adopt similar best practices or parts of outstanding programs as a result of this important recognition program.”

The Companies Honored With 2008 Best of the Best Awards Are:

  • Benchmark Assisted Living, Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Brookdale Senior Living, Chicago, Illinois (two awards)
  • The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living, Jackson, New Jersey
  • Chelsea Senior Living, Fanville, New Jersey
  • Emeritus Senior Living, Seattle, Washington
  • Silverado Senior Living, San Juan Capistrano, California
  • The Fountains (Kisco Senior Living), Melbourne, Florida
  • Senior Resource Group, Solana Beach, California
  • Five Star Quality Care, Newton, Massachusetts (two awards)
  • Carlton Senior Living, Martinez, California
  • Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Horizon Bay Senior Communities, Tampa, Florida
  • Signature Senior Living, Irving, Texas
  • Sunrise Senior Living, McLean, Virginia

This year’s Best of the Best Awards competition received the most submissions since the program’s debut two years ago. Companies submitted answers to a brief questionnaire available on the ALFA Web site along with narratives about their innovative business practices.

For details about each winning strategy, see the cover story of Assisted Living Executive’s June 2008 issue. Winners also are honored at a special ceremony during the ALFA 2008 Conference & Expo, May 29-31, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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