FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 18, 2017
Eleven Prestige Care Communities Receive National Award for Quality Care
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living recognize top care providers in the nation
Vancouver, Wash. – Prestige Care Inc., a leading provider of senior living and skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, is proud to announce that 11 of its communities have been recognized as top providers of quality senior care by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).
The bronze distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, designed to recognize communities nationwide that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
“It’s rewarding to see these communities recognized for the high standards of care that we uphold across all of our centers and communities,” said Harold Delamarter, founding partner and CEO of Prestige Care. “The National Quality Award Program is the standard for excellence in our industry and this honor reaffirms our values-driven approach to providing compassionate, high quality care to every resident who’s part of our Prestige family. We look forward to continuing the strong tradition we have established for years to come.”
The AHCA/NCAL awarded the following communities with the 2017 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award:
- Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia in Visalia, Calif.,
- Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place in Medford, Ore.,
- Prestige Senior Living Beaverton Hills in Beaverton, Ore.,
- McKay Creek Estates in Pendleton, Ore.,
- Prestige Senior Living High Desert in Bend, Ore.,
- Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights in Salem, Ore.,
- Prestige Senior Living Bridgewood in Vancouver, Wash.,
- Richland Rehabilitation Center in Richland, Wash.,
- Prestige Senior Living Rosemont in Yelm, Wash.,
- Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Sunnyside in Sunnyside, Wash.,
- Tacoma Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Tacoma, Wash.,
The AHCA/NCAL Quality Award program offers recognition and awards at three levels, each of which requires a more detailed and comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance. The program encourages all organizations to develop ongoing learning and implementation of performance improvement system. As bronze-level winners, these communities are now eligible to apply for silver-level recognition, the next step in the AHCA/NCAL’s three-tiered program.
These Prestige Care locations join more than 49 others that have earned recognition through the AHCA/NCAL by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.
“I commend Prestige Care for embarking on the journey to quality improvement,” said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. “I encourage Prestige to continue to build on the strong foundation it has created.”
Established by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is also the foundation of the metric-based AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. The Baldrige program helps organizations in different business sectors improve and achieve performance excellence.
The 2017 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards will be presented during the 68th Annual Convention and Exposition on Oct. 15 – 18, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more information on Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living communities, visit http://www.prestigecare.com/.
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About Prestige Care Inc.
Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living operate a family of more than 70 senior communities throughout the western United States. Prestige Care provides a comprehensive senior service experience, offering assisted living, independent living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The company holds firm to a set of core values – respect, integrity, commitment and trust – that guide every aspect of its mission to personally touch lives every day. For more information on Prestige, visit its website at www.prestigecare.com.
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.
Hollie Fowler (360) 735-7155
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