Rosemont, IL,  July 31, 2017– Alma Ahmetovic, MSN, RN, WCC, HFA, Vice President of Healthcare Services at Swiss Village in Berne, represented Swiss Village at the 2017 Pioneer Network Conference.  The Pioneer Network is a national, non-profit organization recognized as the national leader of culture change and person-directed care.  The annual conference took place in Rosemont, IL and was attended by over 1,000 senior care, skilled nursing and assisted living executives from across the United States and Canada.

We are proud that Swiss Village was chosen to speak at a national level on the positive strides we have made as an organization towards culture change and person-centered care, and no one could have represented us any better than Alma  –Rod Mason, CEO

Swiss Village was featured as the case study in the session: Person-Centered Care in the Short-Stay Environment on July 31. The presentation included a 3.5 hours half-day intensive focused on ways to improve the short-term rehabilitation guest’s care journey and experience while focusing on collaboration for the successful transition to home and after care programming to improve quality and reduce rehospitalizations. Alma Ahmetovic was joined by Amanda Green, Exec Director of Strategic Development from Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. -Swiss Village’s long-time therapy provider along with Jeanne Heid-Grubman, Administrator of Village of Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL.

It was an honor to be asked to do this, and I am very proud to be the administrator at Swiss Village, Alma stated. Person-centered care is a passion of all of ours here at Swiss Village. We hold our guests and residents choice, dignity and values and voice as top priority in all things. That’s what person-centered care is. To know that we are viewed as an example of how other senior living communities SHOULD be is an honor in itself. -Alma Ahmetovic

Swiss Village Retirement Community is a 5-star rated, non-profit corporation committed to providing affordable retirement living in a Christian environment.  Rated one of the Best Nursing Home by the US News & World Report 2016-2017, Swiss Village serves to enhance life with dignity, meaning and appropriate care for the senior adults from the surrounding community without regard to race, religion, sex or handicap. As the area’s premier continuing care retirement community, Swiss Village remains committed to providing the highest quality of services and facilities to meet the growing needs and desires of older adults.