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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors, Supportive Housing for Older Adults

Mission: We are an organization graced by the passion, talent and commitment of our people, and together we are creating community.

Programs: Independent living - buckingham's choice provides comprehensive, independent living services for aging people, including medical, dietary, social, and housekeeping services for residents. It has 137 independent living cottages and an 80 unit independent living apartment building. Buckingham's choice had 81,979 independent living census days during the current year, which amounted to approximately 225 independent living residents served per day.

personal care - buckingham's choice provides an intermediate level of care when residents need help with some activities of daily living, but do not require 24 hour skilled nursing care, that encourages residents to function at their highest level of independence. It has a 45 unit personal care wing. Buckingham's choice had 15,053 personal care census days during the current year, which amounted to approximately 41 personal care residents served per day.

skilled nursing - buckingham's choice provides quality nursing care in a comfortable health care center. This level of care is available on both a long-term and short-term basis and provides for 24 hour skilled nursing care at its 42 bed skilled nursing facility. Buckingham's choice had 14,441 skilled nursing care census days during the current year, which amounted to approximately 39 skilled nursing care residents served per day.

buckingham's choice extends charity care and other support to residents, who meet certain criteria under its benevolent care policy and are unable to pay for services, at all levels of care as needed and when appropriate without charge or at amounts less than its established rates. Because buckingham's choice does not pursue collection of amounts determined to be benevolent care, they are not reported as resident service revenues. Buckingham's choice maintains records to identify and monitor the level of benevolent care it provides. The estimated costs of providing benevolent care is based upon the direct and indirect costs identified with the specific benevolent care provided. The level of benevolent care provided amounted to approximately $147,000 in 2014 and $195,000 in 2013 which related primarily to costs related to the medicaid program.

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