Improving quality of life for seniors since 1955.
The United Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. (UMRH) is a not-for-profit organization related by faith to the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and open to people of all faiths. The corporation comprises three Life Plan Communities, one affordable housing community, a foundation and a corporate office.
UMRH was created in 1955 when 13 senior adults moved into the Methodist Retirement Home on Erwin Road in Durham, NC. Fast-forward to today, and UMRH has grown to three Life Plan Communities and one affordable housing community employing over 800 people serving more than 1,800 residents.
On Jan. 1, 2000, UMRH entered into a management contract with Life Care Services® of Des Moines, Iowa to manage and provide resources for all the affiliated communities. Life Care Services is a national leader in senior living management, serving more than 40,000 seniors in over 140 communities nationwide.
Experience you can count on.
The United Methodist Retirement Homes are managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. The second-largest manager of senior living communities in the nation, Life Care Services brings passion, expertise and decades of experience to the table.
Through this partnership, United Methodist Retirement Homes offer residents a host of signature lifestyle-centered programs, along with the smartest resources, highest levels of care, and the greatest financial stability. Each signature experience was created to provide residents with the services and tools needed to remain safe, healthy and inspired.
EverSafe 360, An LCS Signature Experience
The new standard in senior safety.
EverSafe 360°, the latest signature experience from LCS, reimagines the way we live and work together. Our innovative program raises the bar in overall safety for residents and staff. Learn more about the proactive measures we’re taking to elevate the standard of safety for seniors.
Extraordinary Impressions, an LCS Signature Experience
The cornerstone for company culture.
Extraordinary Impressions delivers on the first principle of LCS: “We serve the customer first and foremost.” The program’s 10 Hospitality Promises guide the LCS Family of Companies in how we manage communities, better serve seniors, retain good employees and minimize costly turnover. It is the philosophy that applies to every resident, employee, vendor and partner we serve.
Health and Wellness Navigation Program, An LCS Signature Experience Resident guidance for health and wellness.
The Health & Wellness Navigation Program ensures residents are aware of all the services and support available to them. From developing unique meal and exercise plans to scheduling appointments and transportation, the program handles health care logistics so all residents can focus on their well-being.
Heartfelt Connections, Memory Care Program, An LCS Signature Experience
Innovative care for memory-impairing dementias.
Heartfelt Connections – A Memory Care Program® is our innovative, nationally recognized program provides care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other related memory-impairing dementias. By focusing on remaining abilities instead of lost abilities, residents can achieve the highest quality of life and level of functioning possible while maintaining dignity.
JONATHAN ERICKSON — Corporate Executive Director
CALEB BAKER — Director of Development
LISA SEALY — Human Resources Director
BETH NICHOLS — Corporate Payroll & HR Specialist
ANGIE PEGRAM — Development Specialist &
KEVIN LEMAIRE — IT Systems Administrator
STACY DOBSON — Chief Financial Officer
MICHELLE ELLIOTT — Accounting Manager
KIM MITCHELL — Accounts Receivable Manager
LISA MCCAULEY — Accounts Receivable Specialist
KENDRA SCOTT — Accounts Receivable Specialist
LEAH DICKENS — Accounts Payable Specialist
MR. LEE HARRISS — Chair
MS. SUSAN EZEKIEL — Vice Chair
MR. MACK PARKER — Treasurer
MS. NANCY VAN ANTWERP — Secretary
MR. CARL HARDY
MR. JAMES MARTIN
MR. CHARLES MERCER
REV. GRAY SOUTHERN
DR. KENNETH STEINWEG
REV. PAUL LEE
MRS. SHERYL TAYLOR
MR. BOB CLINKSCALES
Cypress Glen Resident Council President
MR. ROBERT BRAWLEY
Croasdaile Village Resident Council President
MS. PHYLLIS PATE
Wesley Pines Resident Council President
REV. NINA PAUL VINSON
Cypress Glen Local Committee Chair