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Mission In Motion is a report describing the Community Benefit Programs offered to the communities surrounding Presbyterian Senior Living facilities.
Community Benefit opportunities may include promotion of health and wellness programs, education and training programs, grants and special projects. The programs identify and address a community need. The activities performed to respond to community needs are sponsored and supported by Presbyterian Senior Living.
As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, Presbyterian Senior Living has from its inception maintained a sharp focus on serving those with limited resources. At the present time nearly 50% of the persons served by Presbyterian Senior Living in our nursing centers receive some sort of financial subsidy. System wide, one third of people served can be defined as moderate or low income, and are in need of financial support. This benevolent support is provided in a manner that is indistinguishable from others served by Presbyterian Senior Living who have the means to pay for the care they need. In addition to our focus on charity, there are a myriad of benefits that accrue to the communities we serve, including:
- With over 2,800 employees and an annual payroll of over 70 million dollars, Presbyterian Senior Living is a responsible employer, offering competitive wages and a generous benefit package to employees and their families. In some of our more rural locations, we are the largest employer in the community. Presbyterian Senior Living employees are a significant source of tax revenue for the communities in which they reside.
- Presbyterian Senior Living fosters an attitude of giving among our work force, encouraging employees to be responsible citizens to create a better community and world. Our employee contributions fund over $90,000 in charity within the organization. Presbyterian Senior Living employees reach out in community volunteer work serving a variety of community organizations and mission projects.
- Staff time and/or direct financial support are provided to a variety of organizations, including service clubs and other community based charitable activities that reach well beyond other senior ministries into every corner of the community.
- Within Presbyterian Senior Living over 141,000 hours of volunteer hours were provided to benefit those we serve. We encourage residents to embrace a meaningful and complete life as one that contributes to the well being of others. Our residents serve others – from elementary school reading programs to organized mission trips to serve hurricane Katrina victims.
- Presbyterian Senior Living pays over $1.6 million dollars in property taxes annually in locations where we do not regularly provide subsidized care to persons without resources.
- Presbyterian Senior Living locations regularly provide space for community activities and service clubs as a service to the community.
- Presbyterian Senior Living seeks to invest a significant amount of its capital annually to serve the underserved and the economically disadvantaged. Presbyterian Senior Living routinely invests its own funds in moderate income facilities like tax credit housing to support a higher standard of service that normal program requirements would permit.
- Advancement of Aging Services - Presbyterian Senior Living staff has historically participated in a variety of activities that contribute to the advancement of aging services. Some of these activities include: Community based dementia training, teaching leadership programs (Certified Aging Services Professional leadership program), teaching CARF-CCAC Accreditation evaluator classes and serving as volunteer CARF-CCAC evaluators, serving as educational sites for various university and community college educational events and internships, leadership and teaching in the long term care culture change initiative, support of the Institute for the Future of Aging Services, leadership in LeadingAge, LeadingAge PA and the Presbyterian Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.