Last month Bay Village underwent the CARF Accreditation survey. This survey is done every five years and Bay Village is the only Life Plan Community in Sarasota that undergoes this voluntary certification. The Department Directors and staff all did an outstanding job preparing for the three day survey and by answering various questions that the surveyors had about Bay Village operations. The surveyors even spoke with residents and family members in different meetings. I am pleased to announce that Bay Village will continue to be a CARF Accredited Campus. Thanks to all the staff for the wonderful job they did in order to have Bay Village CARF Accredited again.
Diana Caughron is our new Resident Services Director. Diana has been a Bay Village employee for over five years now working in our Health Center as the activities coordinator. I believe she will do a wonderful job in her new position. Please welcome Diana to her new position when you see her.
At last month’s Board of Directors dinner meeting, the board approved the construction company ME&S to be the company that will build memory care and remodel the various areas of Bay Village campus to go with the master plan. ME&S was the company that built the Health Center/parking garage addition in 2008. I look forward to working with them in the years ahead.
It was two years ago on May 1st that I started here at Bay Village. The past two years have flown by very quickly. I expect the next two years to go by quickly too, as the concepts for memory care and the master plan begin to become realities.