1. Does Achievis have any experience working with not-for-profit organizations?
Achievis has worked with a number of non-profit organizations such as Pauls Valley General Hospital, Baptist Villages of Oklahoma, Deaconess Health Care, Sacred Heart Parish of El Reno, and GreenTree at Sand Springs. Joyce Clark has served on the Board of Directors for three non-profit groups: The Oklahoma Alliance on Aging, R.S.V.P., and Deer Creek Schools Enrichment Foundation. She has also been active in Edmond Women’s Club and other civic organizations.
2. What type of marketing services does Achievis offer?
Our marketing services are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each client. Services range from advertising, event planning, competitive analysis, and employee training to writing press releases, designing collaterals, and touring prospective residents / referral sources. We handle diverse public relations responsibilities such as speaking engagements, manning a booth at various events, and one-on-one networking.
3. What type of project management services does Achievis offer?
Achievis is experienced and knowledgeable about the entire start-up process for new senior living and long-term care communities. We will handle the many details that must be completed to successfully design, build, lease, and operate the community. These services include items such as consulting with architect and general contractor; marketing; coordinating licensure; employee recruitment and training; and setting up operations.
4. Does Achievis also offer on-going management company services?
Achievis Senior Living Associates can also serve as the traditional full-time management company. As your manager we would be responsible for the following general areas: Management of Resident Services and Operations, Personnel Administration, Cost Control, Marketing, and Advisory and Administrative Services.
5. What is your experience in marketing senior housing and long-term care communities?
Achievis (formerly known as Clark Lee Consulting & Development) has developed an impressive client base that includes Deaconess Health Care, Baptist Retirement Centers of Oklahoma, GreenTree at Sand Springs, Arbor House Assisted Living Center, Edgewood Vista Communities, Daily Living Centers, Bellevue Nursing & Rehab Center, Retirement Living Communities, Granville Villa, and many others. We have been approached by a variety of organizations about handling their marketing but to date we have remained focused on senior housing and long-term care.
We have extensive experience in formulating advertising and marketing plans and then carrying out those strategies. Our services include public presentations; ad design and placement; touring; handling press releases; developing relationships with referral sources; designing collaterals; and personal sales / leasing.
6. How do you structure your fees?
Achievis works with each client to establish a plan that best meets their system. Typically for start-up development, up to 50% of the annual fee is paid up front and the remainder divided into monthly payments. Achievis also offers an ongoing consulting relationship after opening to monitor operations and assist with management issues for a reasonable monthly retainer.
Long-term management company fees are paid in two phases. The first is the pre-opening phase with a fee structure as outlined above. After opening, management fees are based on a percentage of gross revenue with a monthly minimum.
7. Will Achievis orient and train employees?
Absolutely. Achievis will set up an employee-training program to teach the executive director and relevant staff about things such as medication administration, resident care, forms, policies & procedures, safety, touring, marketing to referral sources, and resident life enrichment.
8. Why should we choose Achievis over other companies to handle our project?
Achievis offers project management and marketing experience in long-term care and senior housing. We are a local company with a strong network and resource base in the area. Our track record is full of increased occupancy reports and satisfied clients. We strive to minimize costs and increase revenue. Our goal is to bring our client’s mission, vision, and goals to life. Our client’s success is our success.
Achievis has a turnkey package available to expedite the development process and to potentially save hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients. The development team includes a general contractor, architect, interior designer, and a senior living management and marketing expert.
9. How is Achievis governed? Who / what is its governing authority?
Achievis Senior Living Associates, LLC is privately owned by Joyce Clark.
10. How old is your company?
The associates of Achievis have many years of senior housing marketing and management experience. Like many successful small companies, we have changed names as we have grown and expanded into new areas. Our company roots date back to 1996 when Joyce Clark formed Clark Consulting as a sole proprietor. In October of 1997, Clark Consulting became a Limited Company and was certified by the Oklahoma Secretary of State. A year later a partner was added and the company name was changed to Clark Lee Consulting & Development Ltd. Co. Achievis Senior Living Associates was subsequently formed in 2001.
11. How would Achievis report to and communicate with our team?
Achievis would be a resource that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meetings would be regularly scheduled to keep the process moving forward. Interim communication would include Informal meetings, email messages, and telephone calls.