NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Waveny LifeCare Network has something to celebrate. On April 22 its 5-star skilled nursing center, Waveny Care Center, will commemorate its 40th anniversary.
Waveny Care Center was recently named among the nation’s best Nursing Homes of 2015 and claimed a perfect 5-star rating by U.S. News & World Report.
Since its inception in 1975, excellence has served as the cornerstone of the Waveny organization’s mission and commitment to the community.
“In everything we do, we emphasize person-centered care that tailors services to individual needs and preferences,” said Bill Piper, Waveny’s Chief Executive Officer. “The belief that our elders represent the heart of the community and should be treated with respect and dignity is at the core of Waveny’s history, development and vision for the future.”
Perhaps the key to Waveny’s longevity is its careful balance between a proud history and its capacity for reinvention.
“Mission-driven and dynamic, Waveny stands the test of time,” said Kristin Sinatra, Waveny’s Director of Marketing. “Always propelled by community support, our mission is truly to adapt nimbly to meet the changing preferences and growing needs of older adults and their families within lower Fairfield County and beyond.”
As those senior needs and preferences have morphed and diversified over the past four decades, Waveny has responded proactively, resulting in a history characterized by growth and evolution.
Fueled by the community’s generosity and an unprecedented capital campaign, Waveny opened its world-renowned Village in 2001 – an award-winning assisted living residence completely dedicated to therapeutic memory care.
The following year, Waveny merged with New Canaan Inn (now simply called The Inn) to broaden its scope of service to include independent living. Waveny created brand-new couples suites at both The Village and The Inn just this past year in another act of reinvention.
Most recently, Waveny has focused much attention toward broadening its community-based services.
“Home- and community-based services allow us to serve people beyond our walls and physical footprint,” said Piper.
2012 saw the launch of Waveny Home Healthcare, and in 2013 Waveny introduced its companion and homemaker service called Waveny at Home. Also in 2013, the organization collectively rebranded as Waveny LifeCare Network.
Underpinning the non-profit organization’s aptitude for delivering upon state-of-the-art best practices is its powerful penchant for fundraising, “friend-raising” and development. Waveny’s ongoing efforts to continually improve itself are largely driven by community support through grants, fundraising events and annual appeals.
The organization recently hosted its 7th annual Mixed Paddle Platform Tennis tournament, and is actively preparing for its 13th annual “Swinging for Seniors,” Golf and Tennis outing.
Waveny’s success is due in large measure to its talented staff as well as the hundreds of volunteers who collectively donate more than 15,000 service hours throughout the organization each year.
For more information about Waveny LifeCare Network, visit its website .