April is a great month. With it comes another work anniversary for our CEO, Mark Maxfield. It is his 21st work anniversary with The Cottages Senior Living!
How Mark’s Journey Began
Twenty-one years ago, Mark’s father Garold, called him up and asked him if he would like to start an assisted living home with him. Mark responded with, “What’s an assisted living?” Since then, Mark has learned so much and grown to love the assisted living and memory care long-term healthcare field. He understands fully what assisted living and memory care entails and has become a nationwide industry leader. He has served as the President of the Idaho HealthCare Association and is currently serving as the Vice Chair for the National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL’s) Board of Directors.
The first Cottages opened in Emmett, Idaho, and the organization quickly expanded to Weiser and Payette. Over the years, The Cottages would grow to ten locations. Mark remembers his car serving as his office and having to hold interviews at the local library until the first location was built. He would drive back and forth between the Emmett, Weiser, and Payette locations to help wherever he could. He has served in various roles throughout the years and is now the CEO and Owner.
Serve Your Team. Serve Your Residents.
Mark’s passion is serving the residents that The Cottages has been entrusted to watch over. He strongly believes in the power of creating a strong company culture and fostering an environment where the team members can thrive, grow, and be empowered. His philosophy is that if you create a great environment for your team, then they in turn will create a great environment for the residents. He spends a significant amount of time investing in leadership and employee appreciation programs that will assist the team members. He believes in building a personal relationship with his team and tries to connect with them as much as possible. While every company is working to improve and grow, The Cottages embraces learning, progress, and vision.
Thank You, Mark!
On behalf of The Cottages team, our residents and their families, community partners, and the communities that The Cottages has served, we want to thank Mark for the contribution that he has made to their lives. Leading in the senior living industry can be challenging, especially during the past couple of years. However, Mark has remained stalwart, strong, and committed. Thousands of people are grateful for the dedication, compassion, and love that he has for our industry. We thank him for the positive impact he is making every day as he continues to show up and lead.
Choose The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care
The Cottages Senior Living will provide the best environment for your loved one. Their small, home-like atmosphere and high staff-to-resident ratio helps ensure that the residents are well cared for, and their needs are addressed. The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care homes have a maximum of only 16 residents per home, which enables our staff to give more personalized care. The home-cooked meals follow dietary guidelines and are delicious and nutritious. The activities are tailored to the residents’ wants and desires, creating life-enriching moments. Bus rides and fun outings are a regular occurrence. The administrator has an open-door policy and is never too busy to meet with family or answer questions. The atmosphere feels calm, happy, and looks like a home. The Cottages are secure but never feel like an institution or hotel. The staff receive consistent and updated dementia training. The team members are continuously recognized and rewarded for providing excellent care. A positive company culture is vital to the leadership, and they are consistently working on this. The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care has received numerous national and state quality awards for their well-run homes, exuding superior care.
If you are looking for an exceptional assisted living or memory care home, look no further. Call The Cottages today to schedule a tour or speak with one of our experts! (208) 475-1805.
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