An Introduction to Grace Management
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6225 N. 42nd Avenue Minneapolis, TN 55422
Founders: Eugene W. Grace and Mari Jo Grace Established: 1984
(866) 531-0695

About Grace Management, Inc.

Established in 1984, Grace Management, Inc. has garnered a stellar reputation in the senior living industry. The company's focus on treating people well and building powerful relationships may be the key to its success. The privately-owned management firm is led by Eugene W. Grace, CPM, who serves as President.

Grace Management, Inc. is the 52nd largest senior living provider in America, according to Senior Living Executive magazine. With a central office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and regional support staff in four states, the company manages 23 properties across Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Grace Management's philosophy is "Aging Gracefully," which "is not a program, but rather the embodiment of an attitude about the quality of life we provide our residents. It is the platform upon which family members and staff alike participate to promote those attributes that will allow the residents to rediscover the joy available in life," reports the company website.

The Institute of Real Estate Management awarded Grace Management, Inc. the distinguished Accredited Management Organization(r) designation in 1992.

A Range of Living Options

At Grace Management's 23 properties, the company offers a range of living options to its residents. With a total resident capacity of 2,149, Grace Management offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care. The total operational capacity for independent living is 1,236. Grace Management offers 616 spots for residents needing assisted living; they also provide memory care to 297 residents.

Although some senior living companies may treat residents like they're just one of many, Grace Management residents and their families feel like part of a community that cherishes them. "They cared for my Mom. And they cared about my Mom," wrote Debra D. Neal, whose mother resided at Belvedere Commons of Franklin, Tennessee, where she said her mother was "loved, coddled, encouraged, pampered, assisted, and comforted."

Dining Without Compromise

One of the most important aspects of a successful senior community is a good food service program. At Grace Management, Inc., the dietary goal is to serve up nutritious and appetizing meals that are reminiscent of home cooking. Although the costs of a food service program and related labor usually comprise the greatest percentage of a senior living community's operating budget, Grace Management employs several tactics to keep costs down, including special volume purchasing with national contracts, menu planning, and proper staffing. Following its formula at its 23 properties, Grace Management, Inc. has established a dining program "without compromising quality, service, or the nutritional value of meals," according to the company's website.

Creating a Fun Atmosphere

Driving the Grace Management mission is that everything be done in accordance to maintaining the highest resident satisfaction, including the day-to-day events that infuse spirit within each community. The April in Paris event recently hosted at Hammond Glen Senior Community in Sandy Springs, Georgia, for instance. was a hit. With an art show, a fashion show, a buffet of French cuisine, and French tunes to set the mood, residents had a blast, decked out in their spring finest.

At Creekside Pines Senior Living in Dallas, GA, Mardi Gras was celebrated with a big brass band, costumes, and king cakes, among other desserts. The community was also the site of a recent Relay for Life fundraiser.

Weekends at Hammond Glen Senior Community occasionally kick off with a night of fun and bluffs at the poker table. In the summer, seniors enjoy a dip in the pool at Providence Independence at Wildwood in New Jersey.

Caring, Competent Staff

Years in the business have proven that the key to successfully caring for residents is the staff. At Grace Management, Inc., the emphasis is on staffing competent and energetic professionals who are dedicated to residents. Pride, dedication, and sincerity are highly valued among Grace Management's staff. The company holds regular monthly training sessions for both new and long-time staff and encourages employees to seek continuing education opportunities.

Families feel good trusting the care of their loved ones to Grace Management, Inc. because the company's employees treat their residents with respect and genuine care. Grace Management provides high quality training to its employees and they in turn provide unparalleled care to residents. "We recognize our care staff as crucial in making the assisted living experience a positive one for the resident. We invest in them and have found that, in return, they give our residents excellent care," reports the company's website.

Grace Management's residents with dementia and Alzheimer's require a more structured environment and assistance from highly trained individuals, which is why vigorous staff training is provided in areas of treating memory-impaired residents.

Trusted by the Community

Not only do families feel confident leaving the care of their loved ones to Grace Management, Inc., but it's also the company that businesses and organizations turn to when a facility needs new management.

For instance, the FDIC asked Grace Management, Inc. to manage a foreclosed senior community in Houston, Texas. The community had a 50 percent occupancy rate when Grace Management took it over. Grace Management, Inc. brought the property to a 95 percent occupancy in two years and made the property cash positive.

Grace Management was also selected to transform a 200-unit multi-family building in Atlanta, Georgia, into a full-service senior community. The company took the property from 80 percent occupancy to 95 percent occupancy in three years, and they have operated the property for the last 16 years with a sustained 93 percent occupancy.

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