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The Alexander Mackie Retirement Community is proudly awarded the Seal of Approval designation by BC Seniors Living Association
May 05, 2010 – Victoria, BC – The BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) today announced The Alexander Mackie Retirement Community has been awarded the Seal of Approval designation.
BCSLA launched its Seal of Approval program in November 2009, which assesses their member communities for the highest quality of standards within the Senior Living Communities.
Amir Hemani, President of BCSLA states ‘the Seal of Approval is a self assessment and external review of five areas within a senior living community that assures the senior and their family the very best quality of services and care.’
The assessment process details criteria within each of the five areas - Safety, Infection Control, Staff Training, Resident Services and Assisted Living which must be met in order to achieve and be rewarded the designation.
What does this mean to seniors? Amir states ‘By raising the bar’ to achieve the Seal of Approval The Alexander Mackie Retirement Community has shown a commitment to provide service standards of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership and True Passion for senior residents of today and tomorrow’. BCSLA congratulates them on this commitment to their resident’s care and well being.
This resident guided community, managed by Cherish Living Group, is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Langford. Affordable spacious rental suites, friendly staff, engaging activities & savory home-cooked meals make Alexander Mackie a great place to enjoy life.
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Best B.C. seniors’ residences recognized by ‘Seal of Approval’ program
January 21, 2010 – Vancouver, BC – Seniors seeking quality retirement living homes should look for communities which qualify for the new Seal of Approval, an independent quality review program launched today by the B.C. Seniors’ Living Association (BCSLA).
The new program will identify senior living communities that adhere to the highest industry standards.
“The Seal of Approval will help seniors and their families identify the very best retirement communities in B.C.,” said Amir Hemani, President of BCSLA. “We are already reviewing member communities to determine which will be granted our Seal of Approval.”
To obtain the BCSLA Seal of Approval, the community must complete both an internal selfassessment and an independent external review. Successful communities meet multiple criteria in five areas: safety measures, infection control, staff training, resident services, and assisted living supports.
“This comprehensive review ensures communities with the Seal of Approval offer seniors the best quality of service and care,” Hemani said. “We know seniors and their families will value this independent assessment that will help them to provide confidence of choice for the best community to meet their needs.”
Hemani said BCSLA members support the Seal of Approval as a way to publicly demonstrate their excellent service, professional integrity, and industry leadership. Seal of Approval residences will give today’s seniors and future seniors the best in retirement living.
The Seal of Approval program is expected to raise standards throughout the industry, as communities strive to earn the designation. Assessment of member communities has begun and will continue throughout 2010.
“When seeking a retirement residence, seniors and their families can be assured of the best quality and service by choosing communities which have earned or are in the process of earning the BCSLA Seal of Approval,” Hemani said.
For more information please contact Marlene Williams at 604-689-5949 or visit www.bcsla.ca
The British Columbia Seniors Living Association (BCSLA) is a voluntary, membership-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of the best interests of its members, which include the owners and operators of Independent and Assisted Living communities in BC. The four cornerstones of BCSLA are: Advocate, Educate, Mediate, and Celebrate for the seniors living industry.
**The BC Seniors Living Association Seal of Approval Program was originally developed by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) and amended by the BCSLA to match the needs of BC seniors.