Heritage Woods of DeKalb Assisted Living Community Named 2013 Caring Star

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Heritage Woods of DeKalb, a BMA affordable assisted living community in DeKalb, Illinois, has been named a Caring Star award winner. The community serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

Heritage Woods of DeKalb, a BMA affordable assisted living community, has been named a Caring Star of 2013 senior care service award winner by Caring.com, a national online senior care search website.

Located in DeKalb, Illinois, Heritage Woods serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

The honor recognizes service excellence based on comsumer ratings and reviews posted on the Caring.com. The site has nearly two million monthly visitors.

The award places Heritage Woods of DeKalb among the top 1.2% of assisted living and Alzheimer's care communities in the United States.

The communities selected as "Caring Stars of 2013 demonstrate excellence in what matters most to seniors and their loved ones," says Andy Cohen, cofounder and CEO of Caring.com. They are "an inspiration to everyone."

Located at 2626 N. Annie Glidden Rd., in DeKalb, Heritage Woods is fully certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

"We provide older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Susan Vasquez, Director of Marketing for Heritage Woods of DeKalb. "Residents benefit from the opportunity to live in a residential apartment-home environment while receiving the personal assistance and help with medications they need."

Each of the private studio and one-bedroom apartments at Heritage Woods of DeKalb features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meals, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

"Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in social activities," says Vasquez.

Additional information about Heritage Woods of DeKalb can be obtained by calling Vasquez at 815-787-6500.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management operates 36 senior living communities, housing more than 3,300 homes and apartments.

"Our focus is on providing older adults with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve in addition to the help and assistance that they need," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA.

Communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Batavia, Belvidere, Moline, Ottawa, Rockford, Sterling and Yorkville, Illinois.

BMA also manages the Heritage Woods assisted living community in Huntley, Illinois, and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living and memory care community in South Elgin, Illinois.

A Heritage Woods affordable assisted living community is under development in Freeport, Illinois. The community is scheduled to open for occupancy in the summer of 2013.

For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com

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