Founder and Chairman of the Board Stephen L. Rosedale established the CommuniCare Family of Companies in 1984. As a young man, Steve worked in various healthcare environments and developed a passion for caring. He continued to study the art and science of aging at Brandeis University, where he sparked a close relationship with Professor Morrie Schwartz (of the famous book, “Tuesdays with Morrie”).
A concept that struck a chord in his heart and has since remained vibrant is the concept of “therapeutic milieu.” This is the impact of a holistic environment, comprised of people, clinical programs, and physical environments that create a healing environment where a person can thrive. Since then, Steve has been on a mission to build caring communities that cater to the unspoken needs of our guests and residents.
A family-owned company, we have grown to become one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, which includes skilled nursing rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers, assisted living communities, independent rehabilitation centers and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH).
Each and everyone of our employees’ primary importance stems from our philosophy: Serving with Pride. We recognize that we are called to reach out with our hearts and touch the lives of others. This recognition instills a great sense of purpose in the work we do each day. As a result, we take immense pride in our opportunity to deliver the highest quality of care. We remind ourselves daily that we have to serve with prideand this energizes us in our mission to, to give the gift of life to each and every guest and resident of the CommuniCare Family of Companies.
A line from our CEO’s favorite book, The Little Prince captures the demeanor of the care we provide, saying, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”