Sienna's BC Care Communities Awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing

MARKHAM, Ontario, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sienna Senior Living Inc. (“Sienna”) is pleased to announce that its eight residential care communities in British Columbia have once again been successfully accredited, having received a four-year Accreditation with Exemplary Standing—the highest distinction awarded by Accreditation Canada. This honour recognizes Sienna’s BC residential care communities for going beyond the requirements of the rigorous national accreditation program and for demonstrating excellence in quality improvement.

“We are delighted to receive this accreditation award, which is a testament to the team members who are committed to our mission of helping residents live fully every day,” said Lois Cormack, Sienna’s President and CEO. “The exemplary standing is further validation of Sienna’s expertise, strong operating platform, and the high level of team engagement throughout the accreditation process.”  

Accreditation provides an independent, third-party assessment of health care and seniors’ living organizations’ standards based on current best practices used and validated by similar organizations around the world.

To receive exemplary standing, an organization must meet all required organizational practices and 95% or more of identified high priority standards. Sienna met all of the required organizational practices, and achieved 98.2% of the high priority standards.

“Our strong results show that our focus on the resident and on continuously improving quality of care are making a difference,” said Ms. Cormack. “Sienna outperforms the provincial and national averages on publicly reported quality indicators, and this accreditation award reflects our commitment to providing a high standard of care for residents.”

“We are extremely proud that the Accreditation Canada surveyors had positive input from residents, families, team members, and community and government partners during this process,” Ms. Cormack added. “Their voices and support are important to us as we strive to be the best seniors’ living provider in Canada.”

Sienna’s Ontario long-term care communities received the highest possible accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2016.

About Sienna Senior Living

Sienna Senior Living Inc. (TSX:SIA) is a leading seniors’ living provider with 85 seniors’ living residences in key markets in Canada. Sienna offers a full range of seniors’ living options, including independent and assisted living, long-term and residential care, and specialized programs and services. Sienna also provides expert management services. Sienna is committed to national growth, while driving long-term value for shareholders. The Company’s approximately 12,000 employees are passionate about helping residents live fully every day, and were the driving force behind Sienna being named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2017. For more information, please visit www.siennaliving.ca.

For more information:

Dave Bourne
Director, Communications
Phone: 905-477-4006, ext. 2172
Email: dave.bourne@siennaliving.ca

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