Village Concepts, a family-owned business helping seniors thrive in retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington State, is proud to announce the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA) has selected Lori Harvison of Village Concepts of Gig Harbor, Sound Vista Village to be the winner of the WHCA Quality Award for Assisted Living Caregiver of the Year.

The award will be presented at the 2017 WHCA Annual Convention and Expo held from May 22, 2017 to May 27, 2017.

“Lori is incredibly deserving of this outstanding honor and we’re extremely proud to have her as a part of our team” said Susan Pfundt-O’Neill, Executive Director of Sound Vista Village and winner of the 2016 WHCA Assisted Living Executive Director of the Year award. “Lori has an unstoppable and creative approach to caregiving that authentically shows her passion and true devotion to the families and residents that we serve.”

This award is the culmination of over a decade of dedicated caregiving that Harvison has provided since her start at Village Concepts in 2005. She is being recognized for earning high measures in innovation, achievement and capabilities in her role as a caregiver.

Harivson is the sixth Village Concepts team member to be recognized for a WHCA Quality Award. In 2016, Heather Hash was recognized as the Outstanding Health and Wellness Director of the Year and Susan Pfundt received the award for Assisted Living Administrator of the Year. Previously, a caregiver from High Point Village in Enumclaw and a volunteer won volunteer of the year from Harbor Tower Village in Enumclaw.

Village Concepts is committed to improving the senior living environment at all 17 of its communities throughout the Puget Sound, Olympic Peninsula and Central Washington. Earlier this year, the entire staff at Village Concepts’ Channel Point Village in Hoquiam was voted Best Assisted Living of Twin Harbors by the readers of The Daily World. The dedicated company and its communities are at the forefront of the industry with programs and facilities to offer the best care, including on-site physical and occupational therapists, individualized care programs designed for each resident, and certified and licensed staff on-site 24 hours a day.