Fastest-Growing Nonprofit Senior Housing Providers

Ecumen, National Senior Campuses and Episcopal SeniorLife were among the fastest-growing nonprofit senior housing providers in 2014, according to the 2015 LeadingAge Ziegler 150.

The LZ 150, now in its 12th edition, lists the largest not-for-profit systems offering aging services through senior living in the country, among other statistics. This year, the top three largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organizations are National Senior Campuses, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and ACTS Retirement-Life Communities.

In terms of greatest increase in units, Minnesota-based Ecumen went from 2,371 units at the end of 2013 to 3,023 units at the end of 2014. Ecumen—which has 290 independent living units, 2,106 assisted living units and 627 nursing care beds—is now 13th on the LZ 150, moving up from 19th last year.

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Maryland-based National Senior Campuses, No. 1 on this year’s LZ 150, grew from 17,682 units at the end of 2013 to 18,122 units at the end of 2014. National Senior Campuses has 15,503 independent living units, 1,270 assisted living units and 1,349 nursing care beds.

Episcopal SeniorLife, based in New York, increased from 373 units to 690 units in the same time period, coming in at 118 on the LZ 150. Episcopal SeniorLife has 377 independent living units, 131 assisted living units and 182 nursing care beds.

The top five fastest-growing senior housing providers were rounded out by Missouri-based St. Andrews Resources for Seniors and Wesley Enhanced Living, which grew by 311 units and 300 units, respectively.

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In the 2014 LZ 150, the top three fastest-growing nonprofit senior housing providers were New Jersey-based Springpoint Senior Living, National Senior Campuses and The Kendal Corporation, based in Pennsylvania. Springpoint Senior Living grew from 1,601 units at the end of 2012 to 1,981 units at the end of 2013.

The greatest decreases in total number of units from 2014 to 2015 occurred at Illinois-based Christian Homes, which dropped from 2,508 to 2,167 units; South Dakota-based Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, which fell from 18,286 to 18,048 units; and Michigan-based Sunset Retirement Communities and Services, which went from 822 to 634 units.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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