News - January 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 22, 2020
Alexandria, Va. – Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) today reported the appointment of Andy Siegel, vice president of business development, to serve as co-chair of LeadingAge Virginia’s new Home Health and Hospice Cabinet. Focused on the delivery of health care services to older adults, this state-level cabinet is a timely initiative to identify and support ways to meet the growing demand for quality in-home care in Virginia.
“Engagement is the key to LeadingAge Virginia’s success in achieving our vision of positive aging for each Virginian,” said Dana Parsons, LeadingAge Virginia vice president and legislative counsel. “The magic of our association is the collective passion, commitment, and perspectives we bring to the table, which makes us grateful for Andy’s willingness to share his time and talent.”
Adults 65 and better currently comprise 15.4 percent of the population in Virginia. According to an Economic Impact Study conducted by LeadingAge Virginia, the state’s senior population is expected to increase 51.4 percent to 1.9 million by 2040. By comparison, Virginia’s total population is expected to grow by just 20.4 percent in the same time period. This means a significant increase in demands for affordable health care for older adults. In leading the cabinet, Siegel and Co-Chair Nancy King, chief executive officer of Senior Options, are keenly aware of the need to expand affordable in-home care for this growing segment of Virginia’s population.
“In-home care has the potential to enhance and extend the quality of life for thousands of older Virginians while lowering costs,” said Siegel. “I am honored to serve with Nancy and the other members of the cabinet to bring best practices forward and work with LeadingAge Virginia members to expand our focus on promoting the health of older adults and delivering the best care to them.”
Since joining GHI, Siegel has been a leader in expanding health care services for residents of its two Life Plan Communities in Northern Virginia and for older adults throughout Northern Virginia. He has also contributed to the creation of new business partnerships that focus on the delivery of health care services to moderate and lower-income older adults in the region.
LeadingAge Virginia is comprised of non-profit organizations working in tandem to expand the world of possibilities of aging by serving residents and clients through life plan/continuing care retirement communities, senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes, adult day centers, and home and community-based services. It is the Virginia representative association to LeadingAge, the national association for non-profit organizations dedicated to serving older adults.
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Celebrating 52 years of providing exceptional service to older adults, Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a nonprofit Virginia-based corporation affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Today, the strength of GHI begins with its clear statements of mission, vision and values, the stability and integrity of its boards and executive leadership, and its reputation as a trusted partner and innovator in reimagining aging.
The growing family of GHI senior living communities and health care services owned and operated across Northern Virginia includes: two Life Plan Communities—Goodwin House Alexandria in Alexandria’s West End and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Fairfax County; an innovative living at home life care and services program—Goodwin House at Home; a Medicare-certified home health program and a Medicare-certified hospice program, both serving older adults throughout Northern Virginia; and the Goodwin House Small House Living and Health Care Center with progressive models of long-term care, skilled nursing, short term rehab, and memory care. GHI also is the management agent for The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, Inc. serving low-income older adults in McLean and Great Falls, Virginia. GHI advances its mission through the Goodwin House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) supporting foundation that provides financial support to current and future residents in need and to programs that develop GHI employees and promote well-being and vibrant living as we age.