How do we succeed in Our Mission?
All retirement centers have lofty goals, but how they go about reaching their goals and do they reach their goals are the real questions. In the following paragraphs I will share some of the basic principles which help drive Alderman Oaks. We will also share some pertinent results, and we have current testimonies from residents and their families on our web site so that you can hear directly from them.
The fact that our ownership is local and involved in everyday management of Alderman Oaks distinguishes us from most all of our competition. Decisions at Alderman Oaks are made with the consultation of our Resident Council and long-time employees. Decisions are made locally, quickly, with the interest of the resident community at heart. Because ownership has not changed since we opened, management is consistent. Because we haven’t changed management, our policies and procedures are consistent. Staffing is steady with very little turnover. Residents and staff feel that they become like family.
Concerning our Residents
It has been our policy and practice to never put the welfare of Alderman Oaks (the business) above that of the residents. In the more than ten years of our existence we have never made a decision that was not meant to be for the benefit of our residents. At times we have had to balance individual resident needs and community needs, but our resident community has always been put before the company. We respect our residents and regularly remind our staff that we must always be vigilant to have a good attitude and a pleasant manner.
Concerning our Employees
It has been our plan from day one for management and owners to care for and seek the best for our staff. We then expect that our staff will then treat our residents with the same type of concern. We respect and encourage our staff. We try to pay better than normal wage. We try to be flexible so that staff can have the right priorities when it comes to family life. We encourage our staff to further their education and we try our best to be flexible enough with our scheduling so that staff can fit in their class time.
How are we Doing?
Over our 10+ years, not one of our residents has ever left us to go to another facility disgruntled or unhappy with our staff, food, or service. As a testimony to the quality of our assisted living, we have continually had the privilege to serve the parents of numerous local and out-of-town doctors.
The outcome after ten years of operating with our philosophy as our guide, which has never changed, has been an extremely low turnover of staff and directors and a caring staff who are like family to our residents. This year five of our employees and our administrator have over ten years of service. Twelve of our employees have now worked for us at least five years. Loyalty like this between employees and the company is very rare in this industry.
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- Loving, caring ownership and staff
- Services catering to different lifestyle needs
- Active Resident Council and Committees
- Located in "Heart" of Downtown Sarasota
- Regular Spiritual Opportunities
- Flexible Transportation
- Exercises, health diets, and access to an on-site Wellness Center
- Weekly Happy Hour with Live Entertainment (We dance!)
- Just Around the Corner From the Friendship Center
- Rental Only Apartments (No buy-in required)
- Choice of studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom Floor Plans
- Able to transition into Assisted Living if needed