AAHSA Ziegler 100: 2009 Results

The release of the 2010 AAHSA Ziegler 100 (AZ 100) report provides data from the nation’s 100 largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living providers as they begin to emerge from the 2008 economic downturn.  The publication’s primary ranking lists not-for-profit multi-site senior living providers on the basis of their market-rate unit count as of December 31, 2009.

Included with the report are separate rankings of affordable (government-subsidized) housing providers, health-care-sponsored senior living providers, and single-campus senior living providers.  Readers should note that two types of systems have been intentionally excluded from the AZ 100 primary ranking:  (1) systems that are composed primarily of government-subsidized (affordable) housing and (2) systems that are composed primarily of acute or post-acute services or health care systems. Data for these systems are included in the health-care-sponsored listing within the publication.  New to the 2010 report is an aggregated ranking of senior living providers who provide BOTH market-rate and affordable seniors housing units.

The survey has extraordinary participation, with all 100 organizations of the AZ 100 responding for its 2010 survey.  Some of the key findings from the compilation of the data include:

1)    A wide disparity between the size of the smallest and largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living provider: the systems range from 789 units (Mather LifeWays, IL) to 19,417 units (Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, SD). When affordable seniors housing units are added to the unit mix ranking, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society remains the largest, but the smallest is Baptist Homes of Indiana, with 907 total units.

2)    The AZ 100 organizations have an average annual growth rate over the past nine years of 3 percent, with expansion (vs. new community construction) reflecting their primary area of growth.

3)    More than 80 percent of the AZ 100 offer designated memory-support units and more than 100 small house communities are sponsored by these organizations.

New to the publication’s research in 2010 is a more in-depth look at Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS), with a presentation of the details on the financial strength of these programs, as well as the extent to which PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is sponsored by the organizations of the AZ 100.

The 216-page publication examines the AZ100’s locations, age, unit mix, pace of growth, type of growth, etc. to inform the reader on the characteristics of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior living providers.  The publication is available at no charge at www.ziegler.com.

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