Avamere Sets Industry-Leading Contract for Senior Care

SEIU 503 Executive Director Melissa Unger and the Avamere Family of Companies CEO Rick Miller issued the following joint statement on the ratification vote:  
“The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on long-standing problems in the long-term care industry — problems like low wages, short staffing, and high turnover. We knew these issues had to be addressed, and together, workers and Avamere management embarked on a months-long process to set new standards for our industry.  
“This contract includes meaningful wage increases, better staffing, and an enhanced training program for new hires, and that’s just scratching the surface. What it really means is respect — respect for workers, respect for patients and residents, and respect for Avamere facilities and communities across the state. Long-term care is incredibly meaningful and important work. It deserves to be respected.   
“Avamere is now an industry leader for workers, patients, and residents. We are committed to keeping it that way for years and decades to come.”  
Here are the key points in the new contract:  
About the Avamere Family of Companies  
Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more with a mission to enhance lives. Today, Avamere’s diverse companies operate in 300 locations across 20 states with over 8,000 employees. For more information, visit avamere.com. 
Avamere Family of Companies 
25115 SW Parkway Ave, Suite B 
Wilsonville, OR 97070 press@avamere.com 
Ben Morris, morrisb@seiu503.org, 703-338-9650 
Source: Avamere Health Services