Mequon, Wis., December 14, 2012 – Life Care Services™, an LCS™ company, recently assumed management of Mequon senior living community Newcastle Place, and it has named Julie Bissonnette as executive director. Bissonnette will oversee all operations at the community recently purchased by LCS.
“I’m excited to join such a strong, established team that clearly puts the residents first in all that they do,” said Bissonnette. “From my first visit, it was apparent that Newcastle Place is a beautiful community with warm, welcoming residents that made this a very attractive opportunity.”
Bissonnette brings years of senior living management experience to Newcastle Place having worked at three Life Care Services communities prior to accepting the position. She has held roles of increasing responsibility, including the position of executive director at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Ind.
“At Peabody, I started as executive director just as Life Care Services was beginning management, and I’ve seen firsthand the difference the company can make for a community,” said Bissonnette. “The ability to rely on the expertise and resources from an industry leader that has successfully done this for more than 40 years will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen the already stellar reputation Newcastle Place has earned.”
With Life Care Services now managing Newcastle Place, Bissonnette will guide the implementation of some of the company’s signature programs at the community including a customer service initiative and a resident wellness plan. Bissonnette and her staff are also currently soliciting input from all Newcastle Place residents with a survey to gauge opinions on the operations and services such as dining, transportation and resident activities.
Bissonnette holds a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and she lives with her husband in Oak Creek.
About Newcastle Place
Newcastle Place, a Life Care Services community, is a vibrant senior community located in Mequon, Wis. that offers elegant independent living residences and vast amenities. This ContinuingCare™ community also offers assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. It has earned an exemplary reputation by providing excellent service to seniors throughout the metropolitan Milwaukee area. For more information on Newcastle Place, please visit www.NewcastlePlace.com or call 262.387.8800.
About LCS™ and Life Care Services™
Based in Des Moines, Iowa, LCS is a leading provider of high-quality senior lifestyle products and services. The companies of LCS focus on strategic planning, development, operations management and marketing and sales management for senior living communities, home health care and companion services, senior living community ownership, insurance, and national purchasing consulting. Established in 1971, Life Care Services is the nations’ leading manager of senior living communities and currently provides operations and marketing and sales management services for over 30,000 residents in 31 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit lcsnet.com and lifecareserviceslcs.com.