LeadingAge Ziegler 2023 Top Older Adult Nonprofits Listings Highlight 18 CHHSM Members

CHHSM gathering during the LeadingAge Annual Meeting. (see photo ID at end of article)

The LZ 200, the annual report of the largest, most complex nonprofit older adult living organizations, recently was released, and this year’s listings includes 18 CHHSM members.

The report, the 20th edition, was developed when LeadingAge — the United States’ largest association of not-for-profit aging service providers — and Ziegler — a top leading underwriter of financing for nonprofit older adult providers — recognized the need to examine and better understand nonprofit older adult communities.

All providers in the 250-plus-page report are members of LeadingAge. The report “demonstrates the significant role that LeadingAge member organizations continue to play in the aging services sector,” said Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge. “Each is rooted in their community, delivering on their mission to serve older adults and living their promise to deliver exceptional care and support.”

In addition to the listing of not-for-profit, multi-site senior living organizations, the report also includes an extensive analysis section, including accreditation, affiliations, affordable housing, home and community-based services (HCBS), and other parameters. This year’s report also includes a section on the largest single-campus providers. The report uses figures as of Dec. 31, 2022.

“This year’s report … represents more than 300,000 market-rate units and nearly 1,600 market-rate communities across the country,” said Daniel J. Hermann, president and CEO and head of investment banking for Ziegler. “The report also highlights the largest single-site providers, the largest providers of Affordable Housing for seniors, and the providers who are providing sizeable management services to other senior living and care communities.

The report notes that today’s nonprofit older adult living and providers primarily are growing within existing campuses through unit expansion, and through affiliation or acquisition activity. Among the key findings:

  • The 10 largest providers represent nearly 30 percent of the total number of units for all systems in the LZ 200.
  • Growth is taking place in the form of home-based services: home health, home care, adult day care, continuing care at home, or PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly).
  • Some 77.6 percent of the LZ 200 are faith-based organizations.
  • Some 32 percent of the LZ 300 also provide some affordable senior housing.

CHHSM Members on the LZ 200 Not-for-Profit Multi-Site Senior Living Organizations List

Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), based in Long Beach, Calif.25
United Church Homes (UCH), based in Marion, Ohio47
Phoebe Ministries, based in Allentown, Pa.69
EveryAge, based in Newton, N.C.93
St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, based in St. Louis, Mo.94
UCC Homes, based in Camp Hill, Pa.124
Havenwood-Heritage Heights (HHH), based in Concord, N.H.155
EHM Senior Solutions (EHM), based in Saline, Mich.166

Top 200 Ranked by Independent Living Units

St. Andrew’s87
UCC Homes142

Top 200 Ranked by Assisted Living Units

St. Andrew’s104
UCC Homes144

Top 200 Ranked by Nursing Home Units

UCC Homes63
St. Andrew’s88

Multi-Site Providers of Market-Rate plus Affordable Senior Housing Combined

St. Andrew’s61
UCC Homes132

Top 85 Providers of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), with $10 million+

St. Andrew’s53

Top 200 Providers of Single Campus Senior Living Campuses

Beatitudes Campus, Phoenix, Ariz.15
Horizon House, Seattle, Wash.69
EdenHill, New Braunfels, Texas105
Plymouth Place, La Grange Park, Ill.155
Brewster Place, Topeka, Kan.159
Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota, Fla.167

Top 200 Providers of Single Campuses (can be part of a larger multi-site provider)

Beatitudes Campus48
Phoebe Allentown109
Cedar Lake, based in West Bend, Wis.165
Phoebe Berks169
Horizon House180

“LeadingAge and Ziegler believe that not-for-profit providers offer some of the best care and services in the country because of their passion and commitment to the not-for-profit philosophy,” the report reads in part. “A mission-driven philosophy of service with dignity and respect for the person is the inherent benefit the families, residents, and clients of not-for-profit senior living communities have found.”

The LZ 200 includes almost 50 organizations that were founded more than 100 years ago, including some of the CHHSM members.

“The fact that so many CHHSM members that serve older adults are on the LZ 200 — as well as on the Affordable Housing and Single Campus lists — is a testament not only to the variety of services they provide, but also to the care, commitment, and love shown by boards of directors, staff, and direct care workers of each CHHSM agency,” said Jamar Doyle, president and CEO of CHHSM. “Truly, each is making a difference, not only in their own communities, but also in the wider CHHSM family. I am deeply grateful to be working with each of our CHHSM organizations.”

CHHSM Members Lead

CHHSM member organizations also were well-represented at the recent LeadingAge Annual Meeting, held Nov. 5-8 in Chicago. Several CHHSM member executives attended the event, along with CHHSM’s Doyle. Many CHHSM agencies also ran workshops at the meeting. Additionally, Erica Thrash-Sall, president and CEO of Horizon House in Seattle, was appointed to the LeadingAge national board during the meeting.

Jamar Doyle, Alina Serban, Embrace Living’s chief of staff, and Gaines during the tour of Peace Memorial Manor.

On Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 7, Ralph Gaines, CEO of Embrace Living Communities in Oak Brooke, Ill., led a tour of its recently renovated Peace Memorial Manor in Downers Grove, Ill.  Peace Memorial is one of 12 Embrace Living properties to undergo upgrades.

“Peace Memorial Manor lives out its commitment to resident health by employing a full-time social services coordinator and developing a host of wellness activities and programs for residents,” said Ralph Gaines, CEO of Embrace Living Communities.

Doyle added the tour was well received by LeadingAge meeting attendees

“Peace Memorial Manor typifies the high level of care and commitment that exists across all of our CHHSM members. It was a delight to see the renovated community,” Doyle said. “CHHSM also congratulates Erica Thrash-Sall on her appointment to the LeadingAge national board. Indeed, in every activity and event, CHHSM members are making a difference nationally and in their local communities.”

Photo ID for top photo: From left: Don Hart, board president, RHF; Jay Biere, president & CEO, Plymouth Place, CHHSM board treasurer; Michelle Just, president & CEO, Beatitudes Campus, CHHSM Board Chair; Jamar Doyle, president & CEO, CHHSM; Julie Jennings, vice president of spiritual care & wellbeing, Cedar Community, CHHSM board member; Eric Kirkegaard, board member, Cedar Community; Bryan Kagenveama, Beatitudes Campus; David Ragan, chief culture officer, Beatitudes Campus; Ralph Gaines, president & CEO, Embrace Living Communities. Not pictured: Lee Syria, president & CEO, EveryAge; Stuart Hartman, President & CEO, RHF; CHHSM board member; and Nicole Pretre, president & CEO, Cedar Community.

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