How LeadingAge New York Members Quantify Their Impact

| January 10, 2012

LeadingAge New York's IMPACT report catalogs the economic impact and innovative successes of its members. 

Congratulations to LeadingAge New York on the successful release on January 10, 2012, of IMPACT: Services for the Elderly and Disabled – An Economic Powerhouse, an economic
impact analysis created by LeadingAge New York. The economic impact report tells
the story of not-for-profit aging services organizations at both the state-wide and
regional levels.  

The report features 18 provider spotlights including
their impacts within each of the state’s 10 designated economic regions and
highlights the innovations being undertaken by these not-for-profit providers,
which is transforming the way seniors and the disabled receive care in New
York.

Highlights of the data are: 

  • Long term care providers across the state
    generate more than $29 billion in economic activity.
  • Nursing homes alone
    support 176,000 jobs annually.
  • In some regions of the state, long term
    care providers count among the top 10 employers in
    their region.

The report also highlights members from each of the state's different economic regions to demonstrate their innovative approaches and impact in their communities. 

For example, it mentions how Broadlawn Manor on Long Island offers mental health screening for seniors and how Lutheran Social Services in Jamestown has opened "Smartment Building" with technology to facilitate aging in place.

The report's release has generated much buzz across the state. 

The Syracuse Post-Standard and the Oswego County Business Magazine both published articles and the report has been circulated widely throughout the state.