Project Description

Background

Though our Foundation was founded in 1979, it’s changed a great deal since then. Our original calling was as a hospital foundation. As the needs in our community have shifted, we have adapted to become a local provider of senior services; we work closely with families as well as law enforcement agencies, social services, and other non-profits to ensure that the needs of seniors are met, in particular those with memory loss. We strive to create ways for them to remain happy and independent in their homes for as long as possible.

Situation

We founded our company in the quiet, rural community of Fallbrook, California in 1979. Our initial aim was quite different: We were a hospital foundation then, seeking to help our local hospital procure the equipment they needed. Fast-forward to 1998, when our organization, responding to healthcare needs in the community, shifted into a role of caring for those dealing with dementia and other effects of aging. Our Adult Day Care Center was founded in 2000, and by 2007 we were focusing exclusively on seniors and the disabled.

Solution

At Foundation for Senior Care we support the Donor Bill of Rights, which has been adopted by many non-profit groups. This document effectively states that philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good.