WestRidge Place was selected from Americare's 53 assisted living facilities to receive the award based on exemplary quality in the area of Resident Service. The recognition is one of four company philosophy awards which reflect the four priorities of the company: service to residents, service to the employees, service to the community and fiscal responsibility.
According to Gail Heisserer, administrator of WestRidge Place, the awards belongs to the entire team at the facility. "We're so proud to be recognized in this way," said Heisserer. Americare is a top-notch organization with high standard in every area. We were compared to many other excellent facilities and came out on top. That means a lot."
The facility was evaluated using very specific criteria including state survey results, resident/family survey results and other quality indicators. Awards are given annually each spring and reflect a facility's performance during the prior 12 months.
"The company considers a nomination in any one category quite an achievement," said Americare President Clay Crosson. "The facility that actually wins the award is simply the best of the best and truly reflects quality that has made Americare a trusted name in eldercare services."
Located at 539 N. West St. in Sikeston. WestRidge Place is a 21-room assisted living facility licensed by the state of Missouri.