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An Outstanding Place to Live and Work
No Wonder We're Voted Best Workplace for Aging Services for Four consecutive years!

by Staff

Brightview Senior Living provides peace of mind with compassion and individualized care from happy caregivers. This senior living community, founded in 1999, started with and continues to uphold the philosophy that creating a great place to work will result in a great place to live.

Nationwide, Brightview has built, owns and operates 45 senior living communities across eight states with over 5,500 associates. South Jersey is lucky to have three locations in our own backyard in Marlton, Mount Laurel and Woodbury. When you enter any one of these communities, it is easy to see why Brightview has been voted by both Great Place to Work and Fortune as the No. 1 Best Workplace for Aging Services for four consecutive years.

One might wonder why it is so important for Brightview to prioritize having happy employees; however, it’s obvious the second you step inside their doors.

“When our associates start working here, from day one they see the culture and learn about our STARS values: service, teamwork, action, reputation and success,” says Tracy Gill, executive director of the Woodbury community.

Each of the Brightview Senior Living communities also focuses on five elements of wellness, SPICE: spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional. The amenities and programs encourage active senior living communities and development in these areas, keeping residents active and healthy. Residents also are involved in helping create the events in the SPICE program.

Living arrangements include studio, companion and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette and bathroom. Amenities range from an on-site spa to a salon, library, fitness room and walking paths on a serene campus. Residents are provided three meals per day from a renowned executive chef and are able to eat breakfast and lunch at their convenience rather than at set times.

Brightview Mount Laurel has two neighborhoods, one for assisted living and the other a memory care unit for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. A specific care plan is tailored to each resident and may involve help with chores and mobility, important reminders or medication management depending on their needs.

Tours at all the Brightview locations are very interactive: Prospective residents and their family members are introduced to everyone they see during their visit. There is an energy of excitement at Brightview that can be felt right away upon entering.

“We are always excited to welcome new neighbors and our level of enthusiasm and excitement is contagious,” says Jennifer Steen, executive director of Brightview/Greentree in Marlton. “We take a lot of time prior to someone moving into the community to find out about their interests, what they did for a living and even what they are looking to enjoy here at the community. We have a hospitality committee that we pair each new resident with to help with getting acclimated to their new home.”

Residents and their family members are encouraged to take in all that Brightview has to offer and to get the peace of mind that comes with entrusting their loved ones’ care to warm-hearted associates.

“One thing we never say is ‘That’s not my job.’ We realize that a pleasant place to live involves walking around with a smile, always being prepared to help and engaging with our residents to help meet all their needs whatever they are,” says Lavanda Clinkscales, executive director of the Mount Laurel community.

All the associates and directors agree that the most common phrase they hear from residents after they have lived at Brightview for a few months is: “I wish I had made this move sooner.”

Brightview Senior Living
Marlton, Mount Laurel & Woodbury
(888) 566-8854

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 12.
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