The Buckingham senior living community was awarded the Greystone Diamond Award at the 2012 Greystone Event held in Las Colinas. The Greystone Diamond Award is the senior living development company’s highest honor awarded for distinctive service in a senior living community. The Buckingham was one of three communities to receive the award this year, out of more than 20 Greystone communities nationwide. In attendance were representatives from The Buckingham, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), sponsor of The Buckingham, Greystone Communities, Inc., strategic partners and various senior living communities across the country.
“We are all honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham. “Our employees truly go above and beyond in serving our residents, and I’m thankful that Greystone is recognizing us in this way. The team at The Buckingham is exceptional, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
To qualify for the Diamond Award, a community must meet stringent criteria on nine operational benchmarks which include a resident expectation survey, employee expectation survey, first impression visits, financial ratios, hospitality culture implementation, task force participation, professional employee growth, successful licensure, and community accomplishments.
ABOUT THE BUCKINGHAM
The Buckingham, a Masterpiece Living® community, is Houston’s premier life care retirement community located in the heart of the Memorial neighborhood. Situated on a 17-acre site along Buffalo Bayou at 8580 Woodway Drive, The Buckingham offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site at The Plaza at The Buckingham. The community features 205 independent living residences; 42 private assisted living apartments; 16 private memory support apartments; and 60 private skilled nursing suites.
The Buckingham is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that owns sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, Mirador in Corpus Christi and The Barrington of Carmel in Indianapolis. For more information about The Buckingham, please visit www.buckinghamhouston.com, or call (832) 426-1372.