|Industry Health care|
Headquarters West Point, Pennsylvania
Number of employees 6,200
Type Nonprofit organization
|Key people Mark J. Vanderbeck, CEO; Gerald T. Grant, President & COO|
Similar Christiana Care Health Sy, Main Line Health, Virtua, Peninsula Regional Medical, Carolinas Healthcare System
Acts Retirement-Life Communities (Acts), based out of West Point, Pennsylvania, is the largest not-for-profit owner, operator and developer of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the United States. Acts Life Care® communities provide independent living residences for people age 62 and above, with guaranteed access to assisted living and skilled nursing care services, usually on the same campus.
Acts began in the early 1970s, when a suburban Philadelphia pastor and members of the Church of the Open Door, a nondenominational church, sought a new and better way of living for the retired church members. Fulfilling instruction of the Scriptures, their idea was to provide a fulfilling and meaningful independent living lifestyle with a quality skilled health care environment that would be available if ever needed. Using their own resources, this group built the first part of what today is known as Fort Washington Estates, which opened in 1972.
Acts is divided into four regions: