The Not-for-Profit Choice
Not-for-profit homes and services, sponsored by religious organizations, fraternal groups, and other not-for-profit agencies, have provided care and comfort to older people throughout our nation's history.
Wisconsin's not-for-profit long term care organizations are in the forefront of sponsoring a full range of innovative housing with services, personal care, community service programs, continuing care retirement communities, and skilled nursing facilities.
Not-for-profit long term care organizations emphasize individual attention, high quality services and supportive environments which provide opportunities to maintain independence, dignity and self-respect. The sense of community that prevails provides individuals with a sense of belonging and the reassurance of knowing you are not alone.
Not-for-profit facilities encourage residents to be as active and independent as their abilities permit. They recognize that long term care, housing and community services should be tailored to individual needs.
Not-for-profit homes and services are governed by community-based boards of trustees who are all volunteers. These men and women donate their time and talents to ensure that a not-for-profit organization's approach to caring for older adults responds to local needs. Not-for-profit facilities exist for only one reason: to provide high quality services for their residents. They turn any surplus income back into improving facilities or expanding services.
A Commitment to Quality
Many not-for-profit long term care providers in Wisconsin are members of the Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (WAHSA), and are affiliated with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). As such, they are members of the largest not-for-profit long term care network throughout the state and across the nation. These facilities, together with the state and national associations, are working towards a continuum of quality care and quality life. What does this mean to you?
Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (WAHSA)
The Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is a statewide nonprofit organization representing not-for-profit homes, housing and health related facilities, and service organizations for the elderly and disabled. WAHSA members are sponsored by religious, fraternal, labor, private, and governmental organizations, committed to providing quality care and service for their residents and for the elderly in the general community.
WAHSA believes in taking a leadership role in shaping a long term care industry which is responsive to the preferences and needs of older adults and the disabled.
WAHSA recognizes that nor-for-profit facilities are community based, community owned, and community accountable. WAHSA promotes the community responsiveness inherent in the philosophy of all not-for-profit facilities. The association is dedicated to the development of a continuum of care which meets the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of aging and disabled persons while providing the individual with options and a means of achieving maximum independence. WAHSA encourages its members to achieve high professional standards and provide innovative approaches to the delivery of quality services which are both effective and efficient, and which result in the enhancement and enrichment of the lives of those served.
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is the national nonprofit organization representing more than 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living and senior housing facilities and community service organizations for the elderly and disabled.
AAHSA's mission is to represent the interests of its members by promoting the association's vision of an integrated continuum of high quality services through ethical leadership, advocacy, education, information and other services.
AAHSA's vision is a world in which every community offers an integrated and coordinated continuum of high quality, affordable and innovative health care, housing, and home and community-based services and in which self-determination, compassion, benevolence, individual dignity, diversity and social responsibility are valued.
Caring Is Our Mission
You are our most important consideration. We want you to live a long, happy, and healthy life -- the way you want to live it. We are dedicated to serving you in whatever way we can to make your life be all it can be.
We are community owned, community based, and community accountable. You are part of our community.
Let us know what we can do to make your community what you want it to be.
For more information, contact a member of the Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (WAHSA). Members of WAHSA also are affiliated with the American Association Of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).
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Go to a listing of the not-for-profit facilities and services that are members of WAHSA.
Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
204 South Hamilton Street
Madison, WI 53703 USA