Not-For-Profit vs. For-Profit: There is a Difference!
Choosing a place where you or a loved one are able to create and enjoy new friendships can be crucially important. Not-for-Profit senior care communities, which are generally sponsored by religious organizations, fraternal groups or community-based agencies, are governed by volunteer boards of trustees who are committed to caring for the needs of older people. This is clearly a distinction from For-Profit communities which, as their name implies, are built “for profit” and have independent owners or companies that manage the operation. Not-for-Profit community trustees donate their time and expertise for just one reason: to assure that their residents receive high quality service and care. Not-for-Profit senior care providers apply any surplus income that is generated back into the property, either to improve or expand the services they provide. Lastly, you will discover that a high percentage of Not-for-Profit properties have undergone major renovations over the years, including upgraded apartments with state-of-the-art media, warm, inviting cafes and formal dining, wonderful culinary menus, along with an array of modern healthcare and wellness programs that engage residents in an active, engaging and socially pleasant lifestyle.
The Senior Transition Guide allows you to ask questions that will identify Not-For-Profit senior care communities whose services are personalized to your specific senior living preferences and needs.