Our Healthcare and Senior Living Services Provide Flexible Options
Our Faith-Inspired Communities Serve Older Adults Across 14 States
In UCH care communities, you can expect:
- An active community life
- Purposeful living in mind, body and spirit
- Faith-inspired programming
- A full-time chaplain
- Freedom to do what you want each day
- Respect for personal choice
- A welcome and affirming culture
Our Mission and Purpose
Founded in 1916, UCH began its mission at a time of ethnic discrimination, poverty, and pandemic. There were no safety nets for the poor or older adults like there are today. Over the years, people and situations have changed, but our mission has remained the same to provide quality and affordable housing and healthcare options to older adults. Today, United Church Homes is a leading provider of healthcare and senior living services with a mission to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness, and peace for those we are privileged to serve.
The UCH vision, where the Spirit creates Abundant Life in Community, reflects our faith-inspired ties with the United Church of Christ and encourages new ways of thinking and talking about aging. It starts with celebrating older adults and evolving healthcare and senior living options to appeal to a new generation of people living longer, more active lives after retirement.
We help UCH residents define what living with purpose means to them individually through our commitment to:
- Drive conversations about transforming the experience and perceptions of aging
- Lead culture change to evolve older adult services from institutional-directed care to person-directed care that promotes choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living
- Be an inclusive and equitable provider of healthcare and housing services for older adults of diverse backgrounds
- Practice our core values to support diversity, build equity and seek justice in the context of our ministry in the world.
We’ve expanded quite a bit from our first “home for the aged” built in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in 1916. Today, United Church Homes owns or manages more than 70 communities in 14 states and two Native American nations. We provide affordable housing, independent living, assisted living, long-term care, rehabilitative care and memory care to thousands of older adults.
Every UCH Community Embraces Our Unique Approach to Hospitality
To learn more about how United Church Homes is transforming aging, visit the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging.
UCH Leads the Charge to Evolve Conversations Around Senior Living
United Church Homes is a proud advocate for older adults, sponsoring education and partnerships that engage like-minded groups locally and nationally to transform the future of aging. The servant leadership culture is strongly embedded in the UCH team culture through the I LIVE It program, which ensures every staff member embodies our hospitality philosophy.
I listen intently with compassion to understand others’ needs.
I listen with an open heart and mind.
I inspire creative hospitality through teamwork.
I inspire others by my example.
I value and respect residents’ choices.
I value myself, others and the contributions we make.
I value a community environment that is safe and clean.
I value integrity and transparency as shown by my words and deeds.
I empower a culture of caring.
I am empowered to take action.
I am empowered to be a steward of the trust given to me.
UCH Life Plan and healthcare communities hold bronze and silver awards from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Award Program to ensure every resident receives the highest quality of care and services. United Church Homes is a member of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the American Health Care Association.
Innovative Memory Support
UCH memory care and support neighborhoods implement cutting-edge philosophies proven to significantly enhance the quality of life for older adults with dementia or related conditions.
Leading the Way
The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging is the education and advocacy center of United Church Homes. It convenes experts in the fields of gerontology, healthcare, spirituality and ministry who collaborate to drive innovations, care models and public policy that improves life for older adults.
We Welcome Everyone
The messages of love, compassion and peace are core tenets of our mission and deeply rooted in our values. It’s why we extend a warm and sincere welcome to all.
We invite people to come as they are, providing a safe and welcoming environment that is open and affirming to anyone who walks through our doors.
The communities of United Church Homes are open to everyone, regardless of race, gender expression or sexual identity, color, religion, sex, national origin or disability.
Each UCH community completes SAGECare training to better understand the unique needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults.