Based in Seattle, Washington, Leisure Care was founded in 1976, and is one of the nation’s largest privately held retirement and assisted living companies. We own, manage, develop, and consult in all facets of the senior living business.
Now that we have all the nitty-gritty facts out of the way, let’s talk about how we tick. Don’t worry—it won’t take long. Our goal is simple: to create happy residents, families, employees, and partners. That’s who we are, and if you make your home with us, work for us, or work with us we think you’ll more than notice. And that makes us happy, too.
We’re a company that obsesses about great service. It’s what we love to do. We strive to inspire new and creative ways of doing business.
Ok. Well, I know what you’re probably thinking here – This sounds great and all. But so what? Well, we think the “so what” effect is happening every day at all the communities across the country – a crazy mix of service and creativity that makes us different than other retirement communities. One that you will feel in countless ways when you live here.
How do we get this crazy mix of service and creativity? Quite simply, through our employees. You see, our company strongly believes that each person should have an opportunity to be truly happy in what they do, and strive to live in a balanced life. We call this living the Three-Thirds Lifestyle. In short, we promote putting family first (1/3), giving back to the community second (2/3), and finally meaningfully contributing to a work environment (3/3). It may seem backwards for us to ask our employees to place work last in their line of priorities, but we know it’s the right thing to do. And we’ve found this has powerful results that mean something to you. Because when life is good for our employees, they are more dedicated, efficient, creative, and yes, happy. And happy people will provide you with the best service possible.
We do everything possible to help our employees live a purpose-driven life. And they know their company stands behind the same principles that they do. A company that believes their work makes the world a better place. Which can make your world better, too.
You might be asking, “Who’s One Eighty?” The short answer: “One Eighty is the parent company of Leisure Care.” The long answer: “One Eighty is a diversified company, catering to the needs of seniors and non-seniors alike in a broad range of markets, predominately in the hospitality industry.” The One Eighty twisted-thinking answer: ”Conventional wisdom is so lame. Spoil the customers silly no matter what!” Whether it’s retirement communities around the globe, our full-service travel agency, our low-acid coffee company, great tasting roasts, or our charity foundation, we approach everything through our customers’ eyes. Take a look at our website. See how twisted we are.
Established in 2010, the One Eighty Foundation is passionately committed to improving the lives of children and families—to give when there are needs, to mentor when guidance is sought, and to create opportunities for better lives. The One Eighty Foundation supports a number of Puget Sound area organizations, including YouthCare, Toys for Kids, Pioneer Services – Spruce Street Inn, YMCA, Kindering, and Seattle Union Gospel Mission.