Senior living and services organization Life Enriching Communities (LEC) completed an affiliation with Westlake, OH based Lutheran Home at Concord Reserve (LHCR) effective September 1, 2020.
LEC and LHCR had for several months been in discussions regarding an affiliation and previously entered into a Consulting Agreement pursuant to which LEC provided financial support to LHCR while it further explored the possibility of affiliation. Both boards and the 32 Lutheran Congregations which are members of LHCR have approved the arrangement in which LHCR becomes an affiliate of LEC reporting up through its organizational structure.
“One of our strategic initiatives over the last several years has been to pursue affiliations and partnerships within the senior living sector,” says Scott McQuinn, President & CEO of LEC. “The senior living landscape has been and will continue to see significant consolidation. Some of the pressures in the market that are driving this consolidation are the complexities of health care, competition, ability to attract and retain talent, technology, and financial capacity. We are looking forward to helping continue LHCR’s high quality mission.”
LHCR has an 88-year history of providing assisted living, memory care and nursing care services in the city of Westlake. In addition, 80 independent living apartments were added to the campus with expected occupancy beginning in September, 2020. Being marketed as Concord Reserve, these one- and two-bedroom apartments range in size from 797 to 1196 square feet and offer extensive services and amenities. The community currently serves 154 residents and 300 associates.
One hundred-twenty-year-old Life Enriching Communities currently serves over 1800 people in the greater Cincinnati area through the Twin Towers (Cincinnati) and Twin Lakes (Montgomery) senior living communities – offering accommodations for independent lifestyle, assisted living memory care services, rehabilitative therapies and nursing care, the Life Enriching Communities Foundation and Confident Living, a continuing care at home program. The organization also currently employs 550 individuals.
LEC, located at 6279 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Suite 320, Loveland, Ohio is a private, not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and welcomes people of all faiths.