Wesley Heights
580 Long Hill Ave
Shelton CT 06484
Contact Information
Address 580 Long Hill Ave
Shelton, CT 06484-
Telephone (203) 929-4953 x
Fax 203-944-8290
E-mail dlawlor@umh.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
To provide a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity. We build this continuum on the belief that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1965
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David M Lawlor
Board Chair Mr. David M Lawlor
Board Chair Company Affiliation United Methodist Homes/President and CEO
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission To provide a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity. We build this continuum on the belief that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.
Background United Methodist Homes (UMH) has a robust history dating back to 1874. UMH’s expertise is in caring for the needs of independent seniors, seniors who need assistance, individuals rehabilitating from illness or surgery, younger adults with disabilities, and those living with dementia.

UMH has been headquartered at Wesley Village in Shelton since 1968. The Wesley Village campus (WVC) is comprised of Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center (120-bed skilled nursing facility offering short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care), Crosby Commons (67-unit market-rate assisted living facility), and the Wellness Center which provides a full range of outpatient rehabilitative therapy, including physical, occupational, speech, and massage therapy as well as personalized fitness programs.

Also, located on the campus is Wesley Heights managed care facility. In 2015, Wesley Heights dedicated a wing of its facility to an innovative concept in memory and supportive care assisted living. The new Lifestyle Transitions was designed to provide specialized care for seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. In 2018, Lifestyle Transitions expanded this successful program from 29 to 68 units.  In addition, Wesley Village completed a campus beautification project that will connect the Wesley Village communities together for campus-wide programs, activities, concerts, and entertainment. 

In addition to its care continuum, Wesley Village offers an unmatched array of subsidy and affordable options including Medicare, Medicaid (various programs), HUD Section-8 Subsidy and HUD rent controlled apartments.

Assisted Living Services are made available through CareLink, a not-for-profit subsidiary of United Methodist Homes and licensed to serve Wesley Heights to meet the increasing need of seniors by providing a higher level of care to its residents.

Combined, Wesley Village has 370 housing units in various settings including skilled nursing, market rate assisted living, subsidized independent and assisted living. Our skilled nursing facility is Medicaid-approved in the State of CT and services approximately 90 individuals in long-terms nursing care and over 500 annually through short-term rehabilitation.

Wesley Village offers 48 acres of pristine natural beauty including walking paths, a pond, gazebos, a pavilion, greenhouse and gardens. The campus allows seniors to live in a safe environment with access to wellness services and amenities while helping them to manage costs.
Impact
Wesley Heights currently cares for approximately 183 seniors each and every day, providing a low-cost housing environment with the availability of health care services. All of our apartment rents are subject to rent control by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and therefore provide a safe place to live for those with limited options.

In June 2018, Wesley Heights opened its second Lifestyle Transitions neighborhood, expanding from 29 to 68 units; enhancing its ability to provide housing and specialized services for those whose lives are affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s and those who require specialized care.

The uniqueness of this campus and varying levels of care offered at Wesley Village provide access to senior living and health and wellness services to individuals based on their individual level of need thus facilitating transition for residents as their care needs change.

Wesley Heights continues a mission-based relationship centered approach to senior care. Being a part of a larger campus enables individuals to age in place with dignity.

Goals:

  • Successful expansion of Lifestyle Transitions in June 2018
  • Serving those with cognitive decline by 39 more people
  • Hiring of qualified, dedicated staff as our population grows
  • Increase number of volunteers
  • A growth in our use of technology to successfully and more efficiently carry out our work
Needs Wesley Village has a need to increase technology resources. Updating technology would help to improve communications and efficiencies.

The apartments at Wesley Heights are subject to rent control by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As such, services such as activities for social interaction and the availability of health care services are not charged to residents. These costs total approximately $100,000 each year for which we rely upon funding from grants and donations.

Low-income Wesley Heights residents who are not a part of the Assisted Living Services who suddenly find themselves in need of additional healthcare services, can face financial hardships when the need arises for additional care. There is an ongoing need to help these residents finance these additional costs. Wesley Heights has created a fund that residents can access to help pay the cost of nursing services, medication and other needs when they face these hardships. There is a continual need to replenish those funds through grants and donations.

There is a need to decrease our staff turnover rate and to recruit qualified staff.

There is a continual need for volunteers to assist with activities at Wesley Heights.
CEO Statement Wesley Heights is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, Inc., an organization with a mission to serve seniors in need since 1874. Wesley Heights is an integral part of Wesley Village, which is a continuum of care that provides services and support for independent seniors, and those requiring daily assistance, skilled nursing and/or rehabilitative care. In addition to its care continuum, Wesley Village offers an unmatched array of subsidy and affordable options including Medicare, Medicaid (various programs), HUD Section-8 Subsidy and HUD rent controlled apartments.

In recent years we have developed an innovative approach to caring for the growing needs of those with cognitive decline. The program is called Lifestyle Transitions and it is comprised of intimate, single story, neighborhood living quarters, in a semi-secured environment with activities and support for those with cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s Disease or those requiring extra support in daily living. Those enrolled in our Lifestyle Transitions program are encouraged to take part in any and all the activities offered in the broader community, and are also encouraged to dine in our main dining room. At the same time, the intimate setting of the Lifestyle Transitions neighborhood allows for added security and attention from our nursing staff, and fosters social interaction among residents. Our first neighborhood opened in 2015 with great success, and we are now expanding the program to a second neighborhood.

Our organization’s leadership team, and governance, is currently in the process of updating our strategic plan to chart our path for the next 3-years and beyond. The process includes studying our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and developing a plan to steward our 140-year old mission into the future as we adapt to changing times.

I am proud to be a part of an organization with a mission to serve those among us who are most vulnerable, with honesty, respect, compassion and excellence.
Board Chair Statement

Wesley Heights is owned and operated by United Methodist Homes, Inc., an organization with a mission to serve seniors in need since 1874.  Wesley Heights is an integral part of Wesley Village, which is a continuum of care that provides services and support for independent seniors, and those requiring daily assistance, skilled nursing care and or rehabilitation.  In addition to its care continuum, Wesley Village offers an unmatched array of subsidy and affordable options including Medicare, Medicaid (various programs), HUD Section-8 Subsidy and HUD rent controlled apartments.

Recently, we developed an innovative approach to caring for the growing needs of those with cognitive decline.  The program is called Lifestyle Transitions and it is comprised of intimate, single story, neighborhood living quarters, in a semi-secured environment with activities and support for those with cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s Disease or those requiring extra support in daily living.  Those enrolled in the Lifestyle Transitions program are encouraged to take part in any and all the activities offered in the broader community, and are also encouraged to dine in our main dining room.  The intimate setting of the Lifestyle Transitions neighborhood allows for added security and attention from our nursing staff, and fosters social interaction among residents.  Our first neighborhood opened in 2015 with great success, and we are now expanding the program to a second neighborhood.

Our organization’s leadership team, and governance, recently updated our strategic plan to chart our path for the next 3-years and beyond.  The process included studying our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and developing a plan to steward our 140-year old mission into the future as we adapt to changing times.

I am proud to be a part of an organization with a mission to serve those among us who are most vulnerable with honesty, respect, compassion and excellence.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Senior Citizens' Housing, Retirement Communities
Secondary Organization Category Health Care / Health Support
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Connecticut-Fairfield County-Shelton
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Wesley Heights is proud to be a part of United Methodist Homes’ 140-year legacy of caring and service. Our story began in 1874 among people like you and me who wanted to make a difference by serving those in need. Our founders were people dedicated to supporting aging adults who needed companionship and help getting through the day. What began as fellow church members caring for each other quickly became a model of care that has lasted generations. The compassion carried over throughout the generations ultimately cultivated the mission and values of United Methodist Homes. 

Wesley Heights, located on the beautiful 50 acre campus of Wesley Village, is an integral part of a continuum of services offered by United Methodist Homes that provides our seniors the ability to age in place with dignity. We continue to serve our residents with the compassion of our founders and the philosophy that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.

Wesley Village works to meet the increasing and changing needs of our aging population. In 2015, Wesley Heights dedicated a wing of its facility to the development of an innovative concept in memory and supportive care assisted living by providing support for seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s and those needing more specialized care.  Lifestyle Transitions not only offers safe housing and specialized care, but it does so in an environment that instead of being a locked-down community like other dementia support facilities, offers freedom for its residents to walk about the campus and integrate into the larger Wesley Heights community dining and recreational programming.   Lifestyle Transitions has proven so successful that in 2018, it expanded from 29 to 68 units, increasing Wesley Heights’ ability to serve this growing population.   

Programs
Description

Lifestyle Transitions (LT) is a unique and innovative concept in memory support and Assisted Living, offering the independence of a private apartment coupled with the benefits of community living help.

LT provides individualized plans of care and specialized dementia programs for individuals with early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as those needing specialized care. Unlike other care facilities, LT features a Wonder-Protection System, giving residents independence and the freedom to walk about the campus and integrate into the larger community by participating in Wesley Heights dining and recreational programming.

Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

It was expected that, over time, residents would need to eat meals on their unit as their dementia worsened. Instead all residents are successfully going to the main dining room with the entire Wesley Heights community.

Wesley Heights operates at nearly 100% capacity and currently has a wait list.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Lifestyle Transitions has shown great success as an innovative model of support for people with dementia. Unlike other dementia support facilities, this unique model offers a Wonder-Protection System that gives individuals with dementia the freedom to move about the campus and to integrate into the Wesley Heights community for dining and activities throughout the day instead of having to stay in a 24/7 locked-down unit. This has had a positive effect on these individuals as they are not isolated but integrated into the Wesley Heights campus community.

Lifestyle Transitions will unveil its expansion from 29 to 68 units when it opens a second wing, Lifestyle Transitions II, in June 2018.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Lifestyle Transitions residents are evaluated for fall risk, depression, physical and medical needs, and through a Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) upon pre-move in, at 30 days and continuously every 120 days. These assessments ensure that the support they are receiving is conducive to their current level of need.
 
The programs are evaluated based on the feedback from the individual assessments and oversight by the Director of Lifestyle Transitions and Vice President that oversees Wesley Heights.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

The specialized support and the engaging and community environment has proven to be very successful for the Lifestyle Transitions residents. The continual assessments that each resident receives has proven that once in this environment, many of them thrive and actually do better. One example was BJ who moved in on 11/21/16 on a Tier 2 care level. During the first 120 day assessment, BJ showed significant improvement and due to support and environment was able to be decreased to Tier 1 support. He became more independent after only 4 months in the Lifestyles neighborhood.

Description

Assisted Living offers adults ages 62 and over the opportunity to live safely and securely within a caring community, knowing assistance is always nearby.  Wesley Heights is a rent-controlled community. Depending on one’s income level, federal assistance may be available.

Our goal is to help our residents maintain a healthy lifestyle and encourage socialization with peers and relationships with our staff. Residents have access to health & wellness services across our campus as well therapies, rehabilitative services and recreational activities.

Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

There are times when our residents require additional care. There is a resident fund in place that helps those that are unable to afford the cost of additional services. This helps them to successfully stay in their homes and receive the care they need.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Wesley Heights Assisted Living helps our residents maintain a healthy lifestyle and encourages socialization with peers and relationships with our staff. Our residents, their families and our nursing staff work together to meet their changing needs. 

Life and care at Wesley Heights Assisted Living is tailored to meet each resident’s specific needs. The Wesley Village campus provides long term success for its residents as they are able to age in place in their homes.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The success of the program is monitored by the Wesley Heights Executive Director and Director of Lifestyle Transitions. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Being a part of a continuum of care has helped many individuals age in place. 50% of our residents are low income and eligible to receive HUD assistance. When additional nursing assistance is needed, there could be barriers for these residents to have the additional funds to meet those needs. Thanks to grant opportunities from the Valley Community Foundation and the David Lane Trust, Wesley Heights has established a resident fund that helps meet those needs, enabling these residents to stay at home instead of having to move to a separate facility during the times that they need additional care.

Description

Living in a cottage or independent apartment in Wesley Heights Middle Court offers seniors their own space and privacy, while benefiting from the many services available in Assisted Living apartments. 

As part of a personalized service plan, seniors can access specific services to meet their needs including transportation, housekeeping, meals, laundry services and more. They have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and social programs, and dining and transportation services offered to the Wesley Heights community as a whole. 

HUD rental subsidies are available to those who qualify.

Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Being a part of the larger Wesley Village campus helps seniors living independently in a cottage or Middle Court at Wesley Heights remain independent longer. They are able to connect to Wesley Heights' activities, dining, transportation and more.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

As the needs of the independent living residents increase, should they require a change to Assisted Living, they already feel a part of the community which makes for an easy transition. The unique Wesley Village campus makes it possible for seniors to age in place whether they require no assistance, assisted living or nursing home care.

Wesley Heights has provided affordable housing for seniors in the Shelton area since 1970. 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The program success is monitored by the Director of Wesley Village. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Residents report that whether they are in the cottages or in an apartment in of Wesley Heights Middle Court, the connection and involvement in the campus community makes them active members of the Wesley Village community. They are able to participate in Wesley Heights’ activities and make create valuable friendships. 

Description Wesley Heights has a comprehensive Activities and Social program under the direction of the Activities Director. Activities are planned 7 days a week for its Independent and Assisted Living residents with a focus on building relationships, promoting health and wellness, encouraging ongoing education, and fellowship. Some activities include trips, wellness programs, social gatherings, spiritual and church services, games, movies, chorus, knitting group, musical entertainment, parties and more. With the expansion of Lifestyle Transitions from 29 to 68 units being completed in June 2018, a second Activities Director is being hired to exclusively work within the Lifestyle Transitions neighborhoods to provide additional activities that will be tailored for those whose lives are affected by dementia, Alzheimer’s or need specialized care.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

New residents become more social and make new friends.  Residents have an increased self-esteem/enhanced quality of life, which leads to increased socialization and reduces self-imposed isolation.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Residents report that participation in the Activities and Social Program keeps them connected to their peers. They enjoy friendships and fellowship.

Once a resident finds a friend/encouraging hand in the community, he/she becomes more involved in attending activities and events. There are a variety of social activities at Wesley Heights that offer opportunities for residents to meet other residents. Although some residents prefer to be on the edges of these gatherings, the events serve to get residents out of their apartments/cottages and help with the sense of being part of the greater community.

Friendships encourage volunteerism. A group of two cottage residents and two middle court residents work as a team to keep our library tidy and up to date. Cottage and middle court residents work together to make items to donate through our Prayer Shawl Ministry. Bingo games are primarily called by residents and residents oversee Cornhole. Our chorus is directed by a couple from the cottages.

 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Residents report that participation in the Activities and Social Program keeps them connected to their peers. They enjoy friendships and fellowship.

Once a resident finds a friend/encouraging hand in the community, he/she becomes more involved in attending activities and events. There are a variety of social activities at Wesley Heights that offer opportunities for residents to meet other residents. Although some residents prefer to be on the edges of these gatherings, the events serve to get residents out of their apartments/cottages and help with the sense of being part of the greater community.

Friendships encourage volunteerism. A group of two cottage residents and two middle court residents work as a team to keep our library tidy and up to date. Cottage and middle court residents work together to make items to donate through our Prayer Shawl Ministry. Bingo games are primarily called by residents and residents oversee Cornhole. Our chorus is directed by a couple from the cottages.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. One resident recently expressed that when she moved into Wesley Heights she felt adrift and shy to make friends, but at one of the parties, the Director asked her to dance. She was hesitant but decided to get up. From then on she has looked forward to parties as she has always loved to dance! She expressed that she is very thankful that someone reached out to include her and make her feel comfortable.
Description Wesley Heights Lifestyle Transitions (LT) staff, Registered Nurses and CNA’s have extensive experience working with individuals living Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their families, providing specialized Assisted Living and a supportive environment for those living with memory loss. Specially-trained staff in dementia care practice provide personalized care in a welcoming and secure setting.

Dementia Care education is an integral part of Wesley Heights’ offerings and includes a series of free educational programs, including a Virtual Walk through the World of Dementia; Creating Meaningful Moments, quarterly workshops; Living with Dementia Middle Stage Caregiver series presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and hosted by Wesley Village and Quarterly Lunch & Learns especially designed for caregivers, family members and friends of people experiencing dementia both at Wesley Heights and in the general community.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The goal of the Dementia Educational Series is for UMH’s trained staff to serve as a community resource for dementia education. The objectives of the Dementia Educational Series are to educate the public, especially those whose lives are affected by dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease, about the disease; to help caregivers, family members or friends of people with dementia to have a better understanding of the disease and its affects that the patient experiences beyond memory loss and the changes that occur as the disease progresses; to teach techniques that will assist caregivers; to distribute educational materials and to highlight UMH as a resource for people whose lives are affected by dementia. The programs are free and open and the general public.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The goal of the Dementia Educational Series is for UMH’s trained staff to serve as a community resource for dementia education. The objectives of the Dementia Educational Series are to educate the public, especially those whose lives are affected by dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease, about the disease; to help caregivers, family members or friends of people with dementia to have a better understanding of the disease and its affects that the patient experiences beyond memory loss and the changes that occur as the disease progresses; to teach techniques that will assist caregivers; to distribute educational materials and to highlight UMH as a resource for people whose lives are affected by dementia. The programs are free and open and the general public.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Post event surveys are conducted after each event to capture the effectiveness of the workshops. The staff reviews these surveys to ensure that the expected outcomes are met.

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Following the Virtual Walk through the World of Dementia participants are given a time to debrief about their experience in a group setting with a registered nurse from the Lifestyle Transitions program. Many of the participants verbalize the value of their experience in taking a virtual walk in the shoes of their loved ones. Many say that they had no idea of the physical and mental challenges their loved ones face along with the decline in memory. The response is usually the same; now that they know, it will help them to better care and understand their loved one. 

CEO/Executive Director
Mr. David M Lawlor
Term Start Dec 2011
Email dlawlor@umh.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 39
Number of Part Time Staff 30
Number of Volunteers 35
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 68%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 56
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 4 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 31
Female 38
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title President and CEO
Title VP Marketing, Promotions & Assisted Living Operations
Title VP Clinical Services
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
United Methodist Homes governance and leadership is well networked in the greater Shelton community and beyond. UMH has representatives involved with the Valley Chamber of Commerce, Valley Chamber Health Council, Griffin Hospital, Griffin Hospital Parish Nurse Program, Bridgeport Hospital, Leading Age, Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Connecticut Assisted Living Association, the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club, St. Vincent’s College, Fairfield University and Quinnipiac University.

United Methodist Homes collaborates with TEAM, Inc. on an annual fundraising event, Festival of Trees.

United Methodist Homes also collaborates with the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter to hold a 3-part training program, Living with Dementia: Middle Stage Caregiver workshop.
Board Chair
Mr. David M Lawlor
Company Affiliation United Methodist Homes/President and CEO
Term Oct 2018 to Sept 2019
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Ms. Victoria Dompierre Secretary United Methodist Homes
Mr. Zvonimir Jukic Director/Treasurer United Methodist Homes
Mr. Benjamin Schiano Executive Director, Wesley Heights
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 N/A
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
CEO Comments

Wesley Heights is proud to be a part of United Methodist Homes’ 140-year legacy of caring and service. Our story began in 1874 among people like you and me who wanted to make a difference by serving those in need. Our founders were people dedicated to supporting aging adults who needed companionship and help getting through the day. What began as fellow church members caring for each other quickly became a model of care that has lasted generations. The compassion carried over throughout the generations ultimately cultivated the mission and values of United Methodist Homes.

Wesley Heights, located on the beautiful 48 acre campus of Wesley Village, is an integral part of a continuum of services offered by United Methodist Homes that provides our seniors the ability to age in place with dignity. We continue to serve our residents with the compassion of our founders and the philosophy that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.

Wesley Village works to meet the increasing and changing needs of our aging population. In 2015, Wesley Heights dedicated a wing of its facility to the development of an innovative concept in memory and supportive care assisted living by providing support for seniors suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s and those needing more specialized care.  Lifestyle Transitions not only offers safe housing and specialized care, but it does so in an environment that instead of being a locked-down community like other dementia support facilities, offers freedom for its residents to walk about the campus and integrate into the larger Wesley Heights community dining and recreational programming.

Lifestyle Transitions has proven so successful that in 2018, it added a second wing, expanding from 29 to 68 units, increasing Wesley Heights’ ability to serve this growing population.

We are excited about the work we do at Wesley Heights and look forward to continuing our legacy into the future.

 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2019
Projected Revenue $5,150,700.00
Projected Expenses $5,339,700.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$11,833,065$12,194,531$11,010,349
Current Assets$346,435$213,043$193,333
Long-Term Liabilities$2,051,666$2,271,927$941,265
Current Liabilities$1,372,320$1,283,589$828,391
Total Net Assets$8,409,079$8,639,015$9,240,693
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. $141,848US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. $148,701US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. $1,203,709
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Valley Community Foundation $10,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments
Wesley Heights typically runs at a GAAP loss, but breaks even on a cash flow basis.
Wesley Heights was the recipient of an Assisted Living Conversion Grant from HUD. Grant proceeds approximated $10 million, and were recognized as income over a 3 year period. Grant proceeds were used solely for the renovation and improvement of the Wesley Heights congregate building, making the facilities more suitable for the frail elderly.  In exchange for this grant, Wesley Heights agreed to remain subject to rent control for the next 20 years.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 580 Long Hill Ave
Shelton, CT 06484
Primary Phone 203 929-4953
Contact Email dlawlor@umh.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David M Lawlor
Board Chair Mr. David M Lawlor
Board Chair Company Affiliation United Methodist Homes/President and CEO

 

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