United Church Homes (UCH) is ranked eighth largest not-for-profit provider of affordable housing, 41st largest multisite, nonprofit senior living organization, moving up from 51st in 2020 and 21st in total market-rate and affordable housing units in the U.S., according to the latest LeadingAge Ziegler 200 ranking released in October.
The yearly rankings are the most complex ranking system for nonprofit providers across the country. It highlights the largest 200 providers, representing more than 300,000 market-rate units and 1,600 market-rate communities (rental only) across the country. Additionally, the report highlights the largest single-site providers who are providing sizeable management services to other senior living and care communities.
“Today governing boards and senior leaders are engaging in thoughtful strategic planning to reposition, grow, change, partner and innovate how their organizations achieve their missions,” said Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO, Leading Age in the 18th edition of the annual report. “These organizations are committed to shared learning, sharing their stories to strengthen the field and increase public understanding of the services and supports our sector provides. Each organization ranking represents strong governance and powerful leadership dedicated to quality services and long-term success.”
The report highlights the approach not-for-profits take in decision-making and ongoing reinvestment of revenue back into their organizations. Organizations like UCH begin with questions such as: what is best for the residents and we serve? What is best for our community? 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 mission-based approach, and commitment to the not-for-profit philosophy.
“United Church Homes continues to focus on strategic growth throughout all aspects of our service lines to broaden our reach and serve more older adults, particularly those in the middle income segment,” said Rev. Dr. Kenneth Daniel, President and CEO. “Our goal is to increasingly provide moresupport services to help individuals remain in their current living situations even longer.”
Year over year, United Church Homes maintains its eighth position on the list of managed providers, through its United Church Homes Management affiliate, with 1,532 units in 12 communities. UCH’s managed senior living communities include Friendship Village Columbus, Uplands Village, Villas at Sheriden, Community Care of Rutherford County, Mansfield Memorial Homes and Columbus Colony for Elderly Care.
The 18th edition of the annual report provides valuable insights into the trends and growth of aging services.
UCH’s Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, Terry Spitznagel said, “This information helps us better plan to meet the diverse needs of older adults in the future. Their needs are constantly evolving, and we are committed to evolving our service lines and delivery methods in this fluid environment.”
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