During a recent meeting with an international visitor, team members from AlmaVia of San Francisco had the opportunity to share senior living best practices and further promote the culture of learning that prevails in Elder Care Alliance communities.
Elder Care Alliance Vice President of Sales & Marketing Ken Claire arranged the visit to AlmaVia of San Francisco. Carolina Villarreal Kurth, a member of the Union of Gerontological Service Providers of Argentina — known as the Union de Prestadores de Servicios Gerontologicos de Argentina — visited the community in mid-September. In addition to her role with the Union of Gerontological Service Providers, Carolina also serves as Accountant for San Vicente Elder Care Residence in the city of Córdoba, Argentina.
A Special Visit
Over the course of the visit, Carolina had a comprehensive tour of the community. In addition, she and Ken discussed best practices and shared information about senior living in both the United States and Argentina.
Carolina noted the importance of the meeting for furthering her work with seniors in Argentina.
“At the San Vicente Elderly Care Residence, we share with you our passion for serving the elders and we believe it is important that everyone who does this around the world gets to know each other and exchange experiences and the ways of doing things,” she said.
Continuing a Dedication to Learning
The visit to AlmaVia of San Francisco is an example of the dedication by the community and Elder Care Alliance to continually work to better serve the needs of seniors.
Elder Care Alliance is committed to contributing to the professional growth of our leaders, whose mission is providing exceptional quality in person-centered care for older adults. As an example of our ongoing commitment to learning, our new managers participate in approximately two weeks of comprehensive training. During this training period, managers learn about the impacts of dementia along with communicating effectively and engaging residents in personal ways.
Our focus on constant improvement also includes collaboration. Sharing best practices — across our communities and with other communities throughout the world — plays a significant role in our culture of learning.