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Operational Excellence Foundational to Transform Senior Living

May 14, 2024

peopleCare Communities is pleased to be named one Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the eleventh consecutive year, retaining the prestigious Platinum distinction reserved for organizations that operate at the highest levels of excellence for seven or more years.

Brent Gingerich is Chairman and CEO of peopleCare. He says receiving this distinguished designation once again demonstrates the sustained excellence in operation for which peopleCare is known, and he explains why it’s so important to enabling our vision to change the world of senior living.

“We thank Deloitte and its partners for recognizing and valuing how peopleCare continues to set new standards for leadership and excellence in senior living,” says Gingerich. “Our organization is undergoing significant growth. Thanks to our foundation of operational excellence, our stellar senior team and talented leaders are able to push boundaries, drive innovation and ignite change as we grow, maximizing peopleCare’s positive impact.”

As a 2024 Best Managed Company, peopleCare’s notable highlights include earning Accreditation with Exemplary Standing – exceeding 100% of the requirements, and creating an innovative ENRICHED Admissions Model that leverages technology to drive health system integration, HHR solutions and faster access to care in the right place.

As we look ahead to opening numerous new homes in a short timeframe, peopleCare is also building a future pipeline of talent, and creating sustainable retention solutions. One of our most unique and successful initiatives is bringing Internationally Educated Nurses to join our teams in Ontario. We’re also partnering with Talent Beyond Boundaries to bring new refugees to Canada and help them thrive.

Along with collaboration on numerous groundbreaking and integrated senior living developments and innovative partnerships and research, peopleCare’s President Megan Allen-Lamb says one of the many things that sets peopleCare apart is our visionary new strategy Limitless, with its focus on fostering vitality for all in our homes and communities.

“peopleCare is evolving to be even more person-centred and focused on wellbeing and holistic experiences for both residents and staff,” says Allen-Lamb. “By empowering everyone to contribute in meaningful ways and to realize their fullest potential, we will create a dynamic culture and communities alive with energy and purpose.”

With an emphasis on trailblazing novel market solutions, leveraging Artificial Intelligence, and optimizing systems and platforms, peopleCare’s strategic focus on innovation will also further elevate our industry leadership and operational performance in the coming years, adds Allen-Lamb.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices. A common theme among winners is their commitment to defining organizational purpose.

Family owned and operated peopleCare is the one of only senior living organizations to be named a 2024 Best Managed Company and the only one to earn Platinum status.

About peopleCare Communities
peopleCare is a Canadian, family owned and mission-driven leading operator of senior living communities, with strong values and a 56-year history of service. We are committed to engagement and collaboration to create vibrant communities of care that deliver meaningful experiences, clinical best practices, engaging programs and integrated services that meet the changing needs of Ontario’s older adults. peopleCare’s innovation focus and leadership has earned Accreditation Canada Exemplary Status, Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum designation, and the single largest research grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence, which funded our award-winning Clinical Pharmacy Model, a first-of-its-kind for long-term care in Canada.

Our vision is to Change the World of Senior Living.

For more info: Sheena Campbell, VP, Communications and Engagement