Bothell-based Riverside East nationally recognized

The following is a release from Riverside East in Bothell:

Bothell-based Riverside East, together with seven other Village Concepts communities throughout Washington state, was nationally recognized by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

“Although I personally have 25 years of experience in senior care, the senior living industry is always changing as the needs and desires of our population changes,” said Jennifer Bolton, executive director of Riverside East. “This award strengthens our ability to grow and transform with our residents to provide an optimal senior living experience. We look forward to our next step in the series toward the Silver award!”

The Bronze award, followed by Silver and Gold, is the first in a series of three levels of the National Quality Award Program presented by AHCA/NCAL. The program recognizes senior communities across the nation that have continually demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. As Bronze recipients, Riverside East may now move forward and are eligible to receive the Silver – Achievement in Quality Award.

“Village Concepts is proud of Riverside East receiving significant recognition for their accomplishments,” said Stuart Brown, chief operating officer of Village Concepts. “Each day this community makes a positive impact on the lives of our residents. It’s an honor to receive this accomplishment our staff has worked tirelessly for.”

Other Village Concept communities who were recognized include: Country Meadow Village in Sedro-Woolley, Wash.; Mill Ridge Village in Milton, Wash.; Spiritwood at Pine Lake in Issaquah, Wash.; Park View Villas in Port Angeles, Wash.; Harbor Tower Village in Oak Harbor, Wash.; High Point Village in Enumclaw, Wash.; and El Dorado in Burien, Wash. The selected Village Concepts communities were eight out of 390 senior living communities in the nation who received the Bronze award.

Village Concepts is committed to improving the senior living industry at all 15 of its senior living communities, serving more than 1,400 residents throughout Puget Sound, the Olympic Peninsula and Central Washington. A third generation, family-owned business, Village Concepts is at the forefront of the industry with programs and facilities to offer the best care, including on-site physical and occupational therapists, individualized care programs designed for each resident and certified and licensed staff on-site 24 hours a day.

For more information about Village Concepts, visit For more information about the AHCA/NCAL program, please visit


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