The Beacon in Gulf Breeze has a new executive director.
Debbie Belger took over the role just over two weeks ago and brings a wealth of experience with her.
She has 15 years of experience in long-term care and also has a great deal of marketing and sales experience. She has been semi-retired for the past seven years as she has helped manage a vacation rental with her husband.
She applied for a position with another assisted living facility also owned by Superior Residences – it was a job opening for the marketing director of The Arbors – and it turned out she was a better fit for the executive director position at The Beacon.
“I thought maybe I’d go back into the industry as a marketing director, but they thought I would be a better fit as an executive director. I didn’t know there was an opening here, but it worked out,” Belger said.
Belger oversees the day-to-day operations of The Beacon, which provides a carefree lifestyle for residents so both the residents and their loved ones can live a fulfilling life. It has a capacity of 120 residents, and 10 nurses are on staff to provide the best possible care 24 hours a day.
“I’m just trying to build relationships with the families and the residents, and also get to know the staff,” Belger said. “I also want to build relationships in the community.”
Belger is familiar with the area, being a native of Pensacola, and is excited about her new position. The Beacon also has a new Director of Nursing as Toni Damiano was recently promoted to the spot.
As for The Beacon itself, it offers spacious studio and one bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, private baths and courtyard views. Personalized security response systems are available to residents as are physical therapy and exercise programs. Other amenities include card rooms, a movie theater and a salon and spa.
The Beacon also offers restaurant-style dining three times a day, and a wellness team is available to residents in which the staff works with residents, the family and medical professionals to develop customized- care programs.
A day stay and guest stay program are also offered by The Beacon. The program provides a safe and secure place for a loved one to be if a primary caregiver needs time to take of his or her own personal needs for a few hours or just to get a well-deserved vacation.
The Beacon staff is all about providing peace of mind to families knowing their loved ones will be taken care of and the staff will treat them as if they were their own family members. We work together as a team to promote, respect, dignity and independence for all residents.
For more information on The Beacon, contact Becky McCaa at 934-4306.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact The Beacon at 850-934-4306.
at Gulf Breeze
4410 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563