Meet The Team
Bloom at Belfair, an Independent Living, Independent Living Plus and Memory Care community in Bluffton, South Carolina, is owned and operated by a wonderful, caring family that has been in the senior care business since 1965. The entire Belfair program is centered around more than offering safe, security, care and service. While those elements are an important part of Bloom's operation, they're not nearly enough -- for that reason, Bloom incorporates a variety of different intangibles into its platform from the people we hire; to the education we teach; and to the mission we subscribe to in order to ensure our seniors are living, discovering their best selves and simply put: blooming. It all comes down to our people, family feel and warm environment; and therefore, we invite you to meet the leadership team virtually below and then visit us in person to see what Bloom is all about. Our residents and teams have a special bond, and our days are filled with laughter, love, fun and great programming! 

It's for that reason we have high resident / family satisfaction and low associate turnover. We're a stable, committed community here to serve you. Belfair continues to roll out new programs, so stay tuned for more exciting announcements out of this community.
You Can Feel The Culture
Apple. Google. Zappos. They’re some of the world’s most successful companies, and they’re recognized and revered worldwide. But a brand is much more than just a logo or a window dressing. Each also has a strong value proposition; one that is engrained in its unique culture and inspires everything from day-to-day interactions to long-term growth and goals. We have equally defined values and a strong, nurturing culture here at Bloom. In fact, as a family-oriented company, we’ve made company culture our number one priority because we believe if the culture is right, then everything else — including delivering great customer service and building an enduring brand — will fall into place.
Meet Our Chief Inspiration Officers, Richard & Ruth Tischler
Richard earned his accounting degree in 1940 and started an accounting practice shortly thereafter. He later entered the field of healthcare. With Ruth’s support, Richard built a chain of Nursing Homes and Mental Health facilities. When Ruth became sick at 89 years old, the close-knit family, including Richard, the Tischlers’ children and their grandchildren, began searching for the perfect senior living residence. As her health condition progressed, she required services ranging from Independent to Assisted Living to Memory Care. Inspired by this personal experience and building upon our family’s values, principles and generations of experience, Bloom was formed to shift the family’s focus to the same lifestyle options that Ruth required. The Tischlers were married for almost 70 years before Ruth passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2012, and Richard was still involved in daily operations until he passed away in 2016 at the age of 101. The Tischlers' story is engrained in Bloom's operation!
Meet The Owners
Scott Kantor: Owner, Director of Operations
Scott is responsible for the daily operations of Bloom, as well as achieving resident and associate satisfaction consistent with Bloom’s mission.
Tony Kantor: Owner, Director of Finance

Tony is responsible for the financial matters of Bloom. He works closely with our communities, residents, families and vendors to ensure everything runs smooth
Brad Dubin: Owner, Director of Community Relation
Brad is responsible for community relations matters of Bloom. He works closely with our local teams to ensure the best option for our residents are met.
Meet The Community Leaders
Emily Schafer: Executive Director
Emily is the Executive Director responsible for overseeing daily operations of the community, ensuring quality care and services are provided to residents and achieving high resident satisfaction. 
John Blalock: Wellness Director
John is the Wellness Director responsible for overseeing resident health care services, the medication delivery system, in-service training of the Health Services Department and conducting assessments
Sara Geiger: Community Director
Sara is the Community Relations Director responsible for sales and marketing and has helped numerous families find placement for their loved ones. She is here to help you navigate the process and find the best fit for you and your loved one.
Meet The Corporate Directors Supporting Belfair
Melissa Campbell: Dir. of Education & Development
Melissa is the Director of Education and Development responsible for the training, development and growth of Bloom associates consistent with the Company's mission, core values and cultural initiatives, clinical standards, policies and procedures, State regulations and customer service guidelines.
Jeff Pogozelski: Dir. Professional Services
Jeff is the Area Director of Professional Services responsible for sales, marketing and maintaining relationships with our local health care professionals in the Southeast. He works closely with area professionals educating them about Bloom's innovative care and services and works as a hospital and physician liaison between Bloom and the communities.
Bloom at Belfair
60 Oak Forest Road
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910 

Located behind Kroger/ Belfair Towne Village off of Highway 278 in Bluffton
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Bloom at Belfair is a family-owned and operated independent living, independent living plus and memory care establishment. Since 1965, our goal has been simple yet aspirational: to help our residents flourish. Entering a Bloom community does not...

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