Who We Are
Bay Isles Senior Services is the premiere support system for seniors, dedicated to setting standards nationwide that allow seniors to live life fully and choose from a wide variety of proven services and supports.
For Arthur Lerman, CEO and founder, Bay Isles Senior Services represents the fulfillment of his dream to make a difference for seniors and transform the experience of aging. He brings personal and professional experiences into an approach to senior supports that will create a new experience of aging and a new standard of support. His decades of experience began as a child when, for 10 years, he visited his grandfather in a nursing home. He has managed home health, assisted living and nursing facility services and designed and developed long term care and rehabilitation facilities. Mr. Lerman has worked on long-term care policy as a legislator and as a consultant to states. He brings more than twenty-five years of professional experience in long-term care and behavioral health to his work.
Among his numerous accomplishments, Mr. Lerman:
- Initiated the idea and managed the design of one of the first comprehensive traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facilities in the United States (http://www.rivridge.com/).
- Created the idea of one of the first facilities in the country providing different levels of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (http://www.sedgewoodcommons.com/).
- Managed and provided consulting services to numerous assisted living facilities, home health agencies and nursing facilities.
- Served as executive director of two agencies that provide supports to adults and children with intellectual disabilities (http://www.portresources.org/ and http://www.supportsolution.org/).
- Conceived of and helped develop with Very Special Arts, Maine “A Matter of Perception”, a Juried Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities (http://www.vsartsmaine.org/artprograms.htm).
- Was named Legislator of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Maine Chapter and received an award for Outstanding Work in the Legislature by the Maine Association of Community Service Providers for his advocacy on behalf of seniors and individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Arthur is licensed in the State of Florida as an assisted living facility administrator and a community association manager. He was appointed by the Sarasota County Commissioners to the Sarasota County Seniors Advisory Council, where he serves as Vice-Chair. He is the facilitator of the HealthCare Workgroup, an affiliate of SCOPE, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Senior Choices, the local area agency on aging. Arthur also participated on a committee organized by SCOPE that created a proposal for the development of the Sarasota Institute for the Ages.