Not-For-Profit Difference

The emphasis on caring and placing the needs of the individual and families served above all else is the hallmark of not-for-profit aging services and care.

Although the types of care and services provided by LeadingAge PA members may vary, all are identical in one primary sense: they are not-for-profit. 

With a long-standing history of mission-focused care, these organizations consistently provide more hands-on care and develop new, more creative ways to meet the needs of their clients. According to federal statistics, not-for-profit nursing homes have a record of providing more hours of care per resident per day, investing more resources in resident care, and averaging significantly fewer deficiencies.

Their not-for-profit approach to care places the emphasis on providing an atmosphere of fellowship and caring; on meeting the social, physical and spiritual needs of the individual; and on helping older persons achieve the dignity and quality of life they deserve in their retirement years.