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Argentum Advocates for You State Update

June 19, 2019

ARIZONA AL Training Requirements – SIGNED BY GOVERNOR (SB 1244) Modifies the training program for AL communities to include training that is consistent with the training, competency and test methodology standards developed by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for in-home direct care workers. Stipulates that the Board must prescribe rules for AL…

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Vi President Randy Richardson Named a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2019

June 19, 2019

President Randy Richardson of Vi, a leading national developer, owner and operator of high-end continuing care retirement communities, has been awarded a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2019. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual list recognizing Top CEOs, highlighting the 100 top leaders who…

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Benchmark Volunteer Wins 2019 Excellence Award from Massachusetts Assisted Living Association

May 31, 2019

Jay Elias, a volunteer at The Branches of North Attleboro assisted living and memory care community in North Attleboro, Mass., was named a recipient of the Volunteer Award by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA) at the organization’s annual Excellence Awards Dinner in May. The awards are presented each year to individuals at every level…

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Benchmark Associate Wins 2019 Excellence Award from Massachusetts Assisted Living Association

May 31, 2019

Michelle Tristani, corporate director of memory care for Benchmark, was named the recipient of the Employee Leadership Award by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA) at the organization’s annual Excellence Awards Dinner in May. The awards are presented each year to individuals at every level of assisted living who have demonstrated their desire to make…

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Benchmark Dining Services Director Wins 2019 Excellence Award from Massachusetts Assisted Living Association

May 31, 2019

Haverhill, Mass. – Robert Lapre, dining services director for Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings in Haverhill, Mass., an assisted living and memory care community, was named a recipient of the Dining Services Award by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA) at the organization’s annual Excellence Awards Dinner in May. The awards are presented each…

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Affinity Living Group Rolls Out Mandatory Vaccines for More Than 4,000 Employees

May 22, 2019

Hickory, N.C. – North Carolina-based Affinity Living Group is taking a major step toward safer practices by requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for its more than 4,000 employees. ALG manages more than 120 communities in six states, and will be providing free flu and other immunizations, including pneumococcal and shingles, administered by local CVS Pharmacists for…

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CALA News & Views Magazine Receives Two Awards

May 22, 2019

Sacramento, CA — The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) announces that their member publication, the CALA News & Views magazine, has been awarded both the Gold Level and Platinum Level in the 2019 Hermes Creative Awards. CALA News & Views is a quarterly magazine with a distribution of over 1000. The publication is designed to…

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Benchmark Named a Best Workplace by Great Place to Work Institute for Second Straight Year

May 22, 2019

Waltham, Mass. – Benchmark announced that Great Place to Work Institute has certified the company as a Great Place to Work for the second straight year. The certification process considered more than 4,500 anonymous associate surveys gathered from Benchmark’s home office and its nearly 60 senior care communities throughout the Northeast. The survey measured associate pride…

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Seasoned Senior Living Industry Nurse Appointed Regional Director of Resident Care for Benchmark

May 22, 2019

Waltham, Mass. – Benchmark announced that Missy Ebner, RN, C-AL is now lending her 32 years of nursing experience to serve seniors in Benchmark communities. As regional director of resident care, the Willow Grove, Penn., resident oversees care at Benchmark independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities throughout the Northeast. Prior to…

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Allyson Sweeney Returns to Benchmark as Executive Director of The Atrium at Rocky Hill

May 22, 2019

 Waltham, Mass. – When Allyson Sweeney completed her undergraduate internship at a nursing home, she immediately knew that she had found her calling. Years later, she spent a good part of her career at Benchmark, where she moved up the ranks to become associate executive director for The Arbors at Shelburne memory care community in…

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Commonwealth Senior Living Acquires New Community on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

May 22, 2019

Charlottesville, VA – Commonwealth Senior Living (“CSL”) announces that it completed the acquisition of Hermitage on the Eastern Shore from Pinnacle Senior Living in December of 2018. The community, located in Onancock, Virginia, has been re-branded as Commonwealth Senior Living at the Eastern Shore and construction is well underway on $2.5 million worth of renovations…

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Benchmark Founder Tom Grape Receives Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award From Mass-ALA

May 22, 2019

Waltham, Mass. – Benchmark announced that its founder, chairman and CEO, Tom Grape, has received the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association’s (Mass-ALA) inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Grape was honored for his pioneering efforts over the last 30 years, which have led to the establishment and growth of the assisted living industry in Massachusetts and nationally. More than…

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