READING, Mass. — Wingate at Reading, a skilled nursing community managed by Wingate Healthcare, was recently awarded a 2017 Safe Facility Award by Senior Crimestoppers. Wingate at Reading received the award following a year without any incidents of crime within the community.
The Senior Crimestoppers program is designed to protect residents, staff and family against theft, abuse and neglect. Components of the program include personal lockboxes for residents, continual safety education and training for staff members, a toll-free tip line and cash rewards up to $1,000 for crime-related information. Senior Crimestoppers has reduced crime in participating facilities by 95 percent.
“Senior Crimestoppers works to enrich the overall quality of residents’ lives. Implementing this program does not mean the facility currently has a crime problem. It means the facility is being proactive about protecting its seniors,” Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers, said.
In addition to the Safe Facility Award, Wingate at Reading was recently named a 2018 Bronze National Quality Award Winner by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The award recognizes long-term and post-acute care providers that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors.
Senior Crimestoppers is operated by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. This nationally acclaimed program helps prevent abuse, neglect, theft, vandalism, substandard care, fraud and unethical behavior of any type impacting vulnerable older adults. We deliver our services to our nation’s senior housing facilities which improves their residents’ overall quality of life. For more information about Senior Crimestoppers visit www.SeniorCrimestoppers.com or call 800-529-9096.
Located at 1364 Main Street, Wingate at Reading has met the short-term rehab, long-term care and respite care needs of patients and their families for nearly three decade. The 123-bed community is part of Wingate Healthcare, the Northeast’s premier provider of healthcare and hospitality for seniors. For more information about Wingate at Reading, visit www.wingatehealthcare.com or call 781-942-1210.