About Erickson Living
Erickson Living is a business of personal relationships. How we treat our colleagues, our residents, our prospective residents, and the greater community is crucial to our success. For that reason, we value teamwork and open communication.
The values that help us achieve our goals are:
Respect and caring for our co-workers, our residents, and our community.
Diversity, of thought, experience, and background.
Friendliness and enthusiasm in the way we work and interact with each other and those we serve.
Integrity, so that we may continue to be the most trusted and respected name in retirement living.
Responsibility and ownership of the work we create.
Excellence in everything we do.
Teamwork to promote great thinking and extraordinary growth opportunities.
Sharing our time, talents, and treasures
At Erickson Living, employees and residents are empowered to actively engage their time and resources for the betterment of the larger community. That sense of responsibility is at the core of our mission: We share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.
Each Erickson Living community supports causes and organizations important to the individuals who live and work there. Residents and employees annually donate hundreds of thousands of hours in volunteer time and millions of dollars.
Striving to be good neighbors
Erickson Living campuses have earned a reputation for being good neighbors to their surrounding communities. Community leaders quickly become enthusiastic supporters when they see the positive impact an Erickson Living campus could have in their area.
Our professional planners work with members of the community to design a campus that will bring much-needed services while minimizing the effect on the area's traffic, aesthetics, environment, character, and culture. Erickson Living campuses are uniquely self-sufficient, providing their own security and emergency response service. They also handle their own road repair, snow removal, and other services typically funded by the local government. Further positive economic impact is generated through capital investment, community expenses, and the creation of about 1,000 new jobs per campus.
A key objective for our success
We recognize that a workforce reflecting the rich and dynamic diversity of our nation’s population is essential to our success. That’s why we’ve established vibrant Diversity and Inclusion Councils at our corporate office and every Erickson Living campus, implemented diversity training for all employees, and promoted celebrations of the unique backgrounds of our community residents.
Promoting a culture of diversity is a key company-wide objective, demonstrating acceptance of diversity as a core value and including the concept in all employee annual performance reviews.
Celebrating our differences
Erickson Living’s communities enthusiastically embrace and celebrate the diversity of our staff and residents in fun and interesting ways, from interfaith holiday celebrations and cultural heritage months to community forums and outreach programs that explore various cultures and religions.
Erickson Living conducts a comprehensive employee training program for all corporate and community employees called Working Together, which focuses on encouraging a common understanding of the organization’s strategy on diversity and inclusion. The communities offer a program called Successful Community Living that promotes respect, civility, and understanding for our diverse residents in community living.