September 3, 2019
Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored The Legacy at North Augusta, through its parent organization, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The ranking considered feedback representing 223,183 employees working for Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. The Legacy at North Augusta and NLCS took the number 19 spot on the small to medium organizations list and was the only provider listed in Maryland and Virginia.
The Legacy’s culture is defined by the phrase We CARE–The National Lutheran Way. CARE means Create smiles, Attend to details, Respect everyone, and Embody excellence. Regardless of job title or department, The Legacy team embodies the word CARE in every way—from serving seniors and families to interactions with each other.
NLCS’ Chief Talent & Culture Officer Kathleen O’Halloran stated, “I am honored and humbled to work with such an amazing team of caring people. Treating all people with respect regardless of who they are or what they do has been a guiding principle of NLCS and those who work here.” O’Halloran continued, “I’m inspired to see the way our team members throughout our communities and services care for each other and those we serve. Their continued dedication to NLCS is what allowed us to earn this distinction.”
“The value of creating great workplaces for all is a clear competitive edge in the Aging Services sector,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “When organizations like National Lutheran Communities & Services treat their own people with care and respect, you can expect their staff to treat your loved ones with that same care.”
The Best Workplaces for Aging Services is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.
The Legacy at North Augusta employs 70 individuals from Staunton and the surrounding areas in a variety of roles including nursing, dining, environmental services and administrative disciplines. The Legacy seeks team members who have a heart to serve, enjoy working with seniors and are a good fit for the We CARE culture. For a list of current openings and to apply online, visit www.thelegacyatnorthaugusta.org/careers.
About The Legacy at North Augusta
The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., is a month-to-month rental assisted living apartment community. The Legacy boasts a variety of floor plans ranging from studio apartments to one- and two-bedroom apartments with several amenities included. For additional information, visit www.thelegacyatnorthaugusta.org
About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
With 128-years’ experience, NLCS honors, inspires and supports choice and opportunity in service to seniors. Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a faith-based, not-for-profit ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs.
Entities sponsored by National Lutheran include myPotential at Home in Winchester Va., and Rockville, Md., The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., Impact1890, and The Village at Providence Point in Annapolis, Md., subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval. For more information, visit www.nationallutheran.org.
About the Best Workplaces for Aging Services
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing more than 223,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture and Activated Insights (activatedinsights.com) is their senior care division. They help organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. They recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.