Offering emotional support a benchmark for care at Benchmark Senior Living

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 1,500-5,000+ EMPLOYEES
8. Benchmark Senior Living  | Tom Grape, Founder and CEO | Number of employees: 4,000

CARING IS CENTRAL to what the health care industry does. Benchmark Senior Living knows that this cycle of quality attention begins with its team. Employees know that employee health, safety and overall wellness are priorities – even with challenges brought on by COVID-19.

The company has instituted employee emotional services over the past few months, including virtual support groups and private sessions with a certified coach of their choosing. Online culture platform WeSpire was adopted to increase communication, said Tim Reilly, Benchmark’s vice president of associate experience.

‘Our participation rates in the wellness program continue to increase year over year. Cash-incentive payouts increase quarter to quarter.’
Tim Reilly, Benchmark Senior Living vice president of associate experience

Exercise and healthy habits have gotten a boost as well, he said. “We have increased the number of company challenges that drive fun and engagement,” Reilly said, “such as Double Points Days, Nurses’ Week Challenges, and several other different events,” partnering with employee-incentive company Virgin Pulse. Employees can earn special rates on medical insurance, he said, saving up to $1,500 a year.

- Advertisement -

The Benchmark One Company Fund, meanwhile, helps employees facing financial challenges, distributing over $2 million since 2007.

No posts to display