MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thirty-nine Sunrise Senior Living communities have been selected to receive the 2017 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is part of AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program, which honors long-term and post-acute communities across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving the lives of seniors through consistent, quality care.
The 2017 community recipients join 142 Sunrise assisted living communities that earned the Bronze National Quality Award over the previous two years, for a total of 181 – the most of any assisted living provider. Visit Sunrise’s National Quality Award page for a full listing of the company’s recipients.
“Providing high-quality care is the foundation for everything we do at Sunrise,” said Sue Coppola, SVP of Care. “We remain focused on promoting the health and wellness needs of our residents by delivering person-centered care, which includes Designated Care Managers who get to know residents’ personal needs and preferences, based on their Individualized Service Plan.”
“All of our communities continuously work to improve our resident-centered approach to care, said Ed McMahon, Ph.D., VP of Quality. “Earning the Bronze Quality Award is an exclamation point on those efforts, as well as a testament to our team members’ quality commitment to the families we serve.”
The National Quality Award Program was implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996 and is centered on the core values and criteria of the nationally recognized Baldridge Performance Excellence Program. The program includes three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Trained examiners review each member application to determine if the center has met the criteria.
All 2017 National Quality Award recipients will be honored during AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Convention & Exposition, October 14-18, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.
To learn more about Sunrise’s approach to individualized senior care, visit the Sunrise Quality Promise page. For the latest information about Sunrise communities, as well as aging and memory-care-related topics, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and read The Sunrise Blog.
About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 32,000 people. As of May 1, 2017, Sunrise operated 318 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including 18 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit capacity of approximately 28,400. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by team members who are trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. For ongoing information about Sunrise communities and senior-related topics, read The Sunrise Blog and follow us on Facebook. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit SunriseSeniorLiving.com.