Many who visit our communities for the first time sense a higher level of warmth and caring than they may have experienced at other senior residences. We attribute this to very fundamental differences in how Elder Care Alliance was established, and how we are structured.
Elder Care Alliance is a non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated solely to providing care services to meet the needs of older adults. We trace our origin to the opening of Mercy Retirement & Care Center in 1872. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the community continues to reflect the same strong spiritual values that it did when it first opened its doors over 135 years ago. While that deep sense of faith, dignity, and compassion is evident today in all our Elder Care Alliance communities, we welcome all. We foster an environment of tolerance and spirituality that welcomes the faiths of all our residents. We are co-sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community & the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
As a non-profit, we seek to provide the highest quality care possible to our residents, uncompromised by the need to achieve profit margins. Because we are not bound by profit constraints, we strive for the financial health necessary to provide security to our residents, and the resources to reinvest in our communities and services.
Our distinguished Board of Directors is dedicated to providing the strategic guidance necessary for Elder Care Alliance to not only continue to operate in a manner consistent with our mission and values, but to expand our services and programs through a wider range of communities.
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.
Dignity. We honor and celebrate the inherent worth of each person. We respect others regardless of cognitive ability, cultural background, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or economic means.
Caring. We respond to each person with compassion and create an environment that fosters holistic wellness and empowerment.
Excellence. We demonstrate a commitment and personal accountability to a high standard of quality in all we do, delivered through teams of dedicated sponsors, board members, employees and volunteers.
Prudent Stewardship. We recognize the responsibility we hold for all resources entrusted to the organization, and exercise good judgment when making decisions that may affect these resources - all in support of our mission.
Collaboration. Teamwork is critical to all we do. We are attentive to the voices of stakeholders. We actively seek out other innovative organizations that are aligned with our values to better benefit those whom we serve.
Learning. We are empowered through a culture of learning and growth, committed to providing opportunities for our employees and those we serve to grow in their vocations.