Mission & Vision
The Elder Care Alliance Vision
At Elder Care Alliance, we have a new way of thinking about seniors. We know people can still be creative and vital, no matter their age.
Every day, we strive to live out our vision of: Engaging hearts, Transforming lives, Erasing boundaries. We want our communities to be not just places where seniors live, but places where seniors flourish.
We strive to create communities where people are empowered and engaged, providing environments that foster independence and joy.
Our holistic approach to care moves beyond physical care to address all of the intangible aspects of wellness—meeting the needs of the whole person and enhancing our residents’ quality of life.
We’re also helping transform the way society views aging. Our innovative approach to memory care, I’m Still Here™, celebrates the strengths of seniors with dementia instead of focusing on the loss.
Our vision is brought to life through the work of our team members, which is why we’re intent on hiring the right people and providing them with professional development and employee wellness opportunities.
The Elder Care Alliance Mission
Our mission statement informs the work we do every day:
Expressing our faith heritage, Elder Care Alliance is an integrated system committed to serving and enriching the holistic wellness of older adults and those who care for them through education, innovation and a network of professionals, care communities and partners.
Our faith heritage goes back more than 100 years to the origins of Mercy Retirement and Care Center. We are co-sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community and the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We were founded with a deep sense of spirituality and welcome residents no matter their religious background or beliefs.
We’re an integrated system. We operate a network of communities that offer different levels of service depending on each resident’s needs. Working as a system, we can gain efficiencies and leverage best practices across all of our communities in order to deliver high-quality services.
We cultivate holistic wellness. Our commitment to holistic wellness drives everything we do at Elder Care Alliance. This person-centered approach means we are dedicated to addressing all dimensions of wellness. This commitment extends beyond our residents to include our employees. Initiatives like our employee wellness program exemplify our commitment to the health and happiness of our staff, which leads to healthy and happy residents.
We serve not only our residents, but also those who care for them. This includes our team members as well as our residents’ loved ones – the people who know them best. We encourage families and friends to spend time at our communities, and we work hand-in-hand with our families to focus the care we provide.
Our priority for team members is professional development. Our philosophy is to hire great people, invest in them and expect great results. We are passionate about providing professional development opportunities at every level of our organization.
Our commitment to innovation means we don’t rely on yesterday’s ideas about senior care. Building on the foundation of our culture of learning, we have established an environment that fosters innovation and produces transformational programs and services that are evidence-based, striving to foster independence, and empower and engage older adults as they age.
We foster a culture of collaboration and learning. Success today relies on an organizational culture of collaboration coupled with strategic thinking and development of partnerships to meet the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow. Our partners include MatrixCare (Answers on Demand), an integrated software platform that helps our staff work seamlessly as a team to deliver high-quality care, and Hearthstone, creators of the innovative I’m Still Here™ philosophy, an engagement-focused approach that serves as the foundation of our memory care programming.
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