Brandywine Senior Living honored with Best of the Best Award

June 11, 2013

Brandywine Senior Living announced June 7 that it has won the ALFA 2013 Best of the Best Award in the category of Turning Around Caregiver Turnover. ALFA is the national trade association that represents assisted living providers from all 50 states. This national award honors programs that are advancing business excellence in the field of senior living.

The title of the winning program is Brandywine University–Company Orientation Program.  The program empowers Brandywine team members and encourages them to feel that Brandywine is the right employer for them. Its approach embodies three important principles: create a supportive learning environment, create concrete learning processes and practices and practice leadership behavior that reinforces, encourages, and rewards continuous professional growth

Maria Nadelstumph, Brandywine’s vice president of Organizational Development and Program Excellence, says, “Company orientation has become an essential team building and culture enhancement program that has been instrumental in the success of our staff development and retention efforts.”

Rick Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA says, “We have the honor to spread the good news about remarkable resident-centered programs fulfilling every aspect of senior-living operations, from wellness services to staff development. All of this year’s entries speak to the high standard of innovation and professionalism among our members and demonstrate their resourcefulness and ingenuity.”

Program submissions were judged for their uniqueness in the industry, innovative use of ideas from outside the industry, impact on residents, their families, staff and operations, embrace of industry core principles, the strength of quantitative and qualitative results and strategic vision.

Winning programs and other innovative strategies are recognized in the May/June 2013 issue of the Senior Living Executive,, and will be recognized at the ALFA 2013 Conference and Expo. Learn more about this event for senior living executives at

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