Each year, Welcome Home gives out several awards for excellence in our senior living communities. Awards for Resident Choice, Employee Choice, Best Community Award, and the North Star Leadership Award were given to communities and individuals who qualified for the awards.
Our teams did such great work in their communities and they need to be honored for doing great things. All communities really did some amazing things this year, but a few stood out.
The Employee Choice Award is given to the community who scores the highest in employee satisfaction. Our employee satisfaction surveys are done once per year with our team members. This year’s award winner, with a score of 90% was River Pointe of Moorhead.
The Resident Choice is the award for the highest resident satisfaction scores among all of the communities. This year’s totals were really close which shows what a great job all of the communities are doing.
This year’s award went to Potter Ridge with a score of 92%! This is the 4th time that Potter Ridge has won this award.
The next awards presented were the Best Community Award. This award goes to the communities that showed excellence in 10 separate categories ranging from overall occupancy, adherence to budgets, resident satisfaction and employee satisfaction survey’s. Communities must attain a high level in all categories to receive the award.
This year’s recipients included the teams at Potter Ridge Assisted Living (3 time recipient),
Twin Town Villa (3 time recipient),
Orchard Hill (2 time recipient) and,
Excelsior Place (1st time recipient).
Our final award is the North Star Leadership Award. This award exemplifies those individuals who work in Welcome Home communities for the work that they do with the residents and with their team members. This award recognizes those team members in our communities who show great leadership qualities. This award is open to any team member at a property managed by Welcome Home. Anyone can nominate, from family, to team members, to residents.
This year, we again had fantastic nominees.
Our nominees were (l to r), Blaire Swinarski and Mickie Shutz of Potter Ridge Assisted Living; Judi Durkin and Sharon Humble from Twin Town Villa, and Sherri Schnacki of Thomas Landing. Dean Bloemke, President of Welcome Home announced the nominations through our YouTube channel.
The 2011 North Star Leadership Award went to Judi Durkin, the Lead Care Manager at Twin Town Villa.
Congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s awards!