What Is a Non-Profit Assisted Living Community?

When searching for an assisted living facility in New Jersey, you’ll come across many different types of facilities including for-profit and non-profit organizations. Understanding the differences between these organizations and what they mean for your care is an important factor in making this decision. Here’s some advice from the team at United Methodist Communities.

The biggest difference between for-profit and non-profit assisted living facilities
While for-profit assisted living communities are run as businesses, many non-profit organizations are generally run by faith-based groups as a part of their calling to serve the needs of their community. However, both types of organizations have to run according to their business models to ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet their service and care requirements as well as strict state and healthcare licensing regulations to ensure delivery of the best quality services.

Should you choose a for-profit or non-profit assisted living facility?
The range of services, quality of those services and costs of living in these facilities varies greatly between different for-profit and non-profit communities, so it’s important to also take other factors into consideration. At United Methodist Communities, we strongly emphasize choosing a community that delivers the best quality of life for you or your loved one, and recommend:

• You visit the community and speak to staff as well as residents.
• You discuss how different health conditions are handled and if they have onsite nursing and long-term nursing home care.
• You visit the living spaces and see if they would suit your needs.
• You ask about the services they offer and if they can care for you or your loved one as you age, in comfort and with compassion.
• You check their local and state licenses with regulatory boards.

Skilled nursing home care at our assisted living community in Camden County, NJ
United Methodist Communities at Collingswood, a non-profit in South Jersey, offers compassionate, expert assisted living services to our residents, including skilled nursing home care. Available as long term or short term care (for example, after surgery), this service is ideal for treating complex and potentially serious health conditions in seniors.

To find out more about our skilled nursing services or our assisted living facility, please contact us and book your visit today.