Westerville, Ohio-based Living Ohio and Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Brio Living Services (formerly UMRC & Porter Hills) aim to expand their aging service offerings in the Great Lakes region by the end of the year We are considering a potential strategic alliance with
Both organizations are faith-based and offer a range of care and services.
Lawrence C. Gumina, CEO of Ohio Living, said in a statement: “We are committed to finding outcomes that benefit residents, participants, patients and team members at both organizations.”
Ohio Living has seen several name changes in its 90-year history, but remains a synodal mission of the Covenant of the Presbyterian Church of America. The organization has 12 Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, and Palliative Care.
3 years for a $150 million nonprofit Senior living organizations United Methodist Retirement Community and Porter Hills Presbyterian Village were rebranded last March under the name of Brio Living Services. The organization serves seniors from 24 locations and service lines throughout Michigan. They include independent living, assisted living and memory care communities, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, home health care, and continuing care at home.
“The rapid changes in the lives of the elderly and the service sector post-COVID have made it difficult for like-minded organizations like Brio Living Services and Ohio Living to consider coming together under a common broad strategy. It’s more important than ever,” Living Services president and CEO Steve Fetyko said in a statement. “Smart growth is imperative and both organizations are focused on making decisions that enable us to achieve the best possible results for the people we serve and our caring team members.”
Gumina is one or more 30 veterans in the nursing care industry Celebrated in Chicago on March 7 with the inauguration McKnights Pinnacle Award. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit his website at: mcknightspinnacleawards.com.