Bell Wins Best of the Best Award

August 9, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Bell Senior Living (BSL), operator of 28 senior living communities across the Southeast, recently won a Best of the Best Award presented by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA).

Headquartered in Greensboro, BSL oversees a senior living network that primarily includes independent living, assisted living care and services for the memory impaired.

Bell Senior Living was recognized for its Bell Ringer Program, a resident retention program that focuses on individual care needs of each resident.

In effect, the Bell Ringer program is a sophisticated “buddy system” that assigns a new resident to a BSL manager or department head throughout the resident’s transition into a new home and its surroundings.

Initiated at move-in, the program monitors and records each new resident’s health, personal and administrative requirements, smoothing the resident’s transition.

Jerry Cooper, senior vice president of professional affairs for Alexandria, VA-headquartered ALFA, noted, “The beauty of the Bell program is that it is proactive rather than reactive, accounting for future needs and allowing arrangements to be made for those needs.”

Jeff Sylvester, vice president of BSL operations, said, “The Best of the Best recognition is important for all of our communities. Being rewarded at the national level sets higher standards for all of us at BSL.”

Bell Senior Living is a division of Bell Partners, a real estate investment and management company. Bell Senior Living comprises 28 senior living communities in the Southeast, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Florida.

Many of the Bell communities offer a Seasons unit, a comprehensive program specifically designed to accommodate the changing needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory-related impairments.

SOURCE Bell Senior Living

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