Renewal Care Partners

Home Health Care

New York, New York

United States

www.renewalcare.org

 

About Renewal Care Partners

Renewal Care Partners provides home health care, skilled nursing, companion care, and care management services in New York City. Their holistic services enhance the well-being of seniors, people with physical and mental disabilities, and their families.

Renewal Care Partners provides distinctive long-term care services by following a unique approach.

Holistic Care: Renewal Care Partners attends to all aspects of our clients’ well-being, focusing on health promotion alongside the treatment of medical conditions.

Individualized Matching: Renewal Care Managers personally match each client with Care Partners based on their needs, personalities, and goals.

Special Services: Their staff are experts in providing person-centered care for people with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.

In addition, Renewal Care Institute offers training and certification for home health aides, certified nursing aides, and family caregivers. Renewal Care Institute is the first educational organization in New York City dedicated exclusively to long-term care.

We began with the idea that the private sector can help lead the way to a better world. We became a B Corp to show this commitment goes deeper than just words. As a B Corp, our mission is part of our organization’s legal DNA—and regularly assessed by rigorous third-party standards.

The Change We Seek

The mission of Renewal Care Partners is to bring renewed well-being and freedom to people giving and receiving long-term care. Their vision is a world where everyone flourishes at every stage of life, unimpeded by physical or mental abilities.

Renewal Care Partners operates as a social enterprise. This means their organization exists for the common good. However, Renewal Care Partners supports its work primarily through their own operations rather than through private donations or government funding. Renewal believes this model will enable them to have greater social impact by sustaining their operations over time.

Renewal Care Partners works toward this mission by:

Honoring Care Partners: Most home health aides and direct care workers receive minimum wage without benefits. At the same time, the agencies they work for tend to be hierarchical and bureaucratic, devaluing and disempowering their staff. Renewal Care Partners pays staff a living wage; offers benefits; and nurtures an open culture committed to kindness alongside excellence. As advocates for labor rights for long-term care workers, Renewal Care Partners aspires to be a markets-based model for promoting economic and social justice.

Welcoming Diversity: Renewal Care Partners is the first home health care organization in the U.S. to form a dedicated practice for serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors and people with disabilities. Partnering with SAGE, Renewal Care Partners provided over 1,000 hours of subsidized support services to at-risk LGBT seniors with limited resources in 2012.

Supporting Social Justice: Renewal Care Partners donates at least 10% of its profits to non-profit organizations working toward innovative solutions to the emerging crisis in long-term care. They formed Renewal Care Foundation to advance evidence-based, holistic long-term care through educational programs, information resources, and support services.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

28
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
116
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Governance: Employee training instructs on social mission; Has an annual review of social performance; >75% of management is evaluated in writing with regard to social targets

Workers: Pays a living wage to all workers; 75% of full time employees participated in external professional development opportunities; >80% of employees described as "satisfied" on employee self-assessment 

Community: Donates 10% of profits to nonprofit organizations; Funds innovative not-for-profit programs, such as CareGuide.org; 50% of company is owned by individuals from underrepresented populations

Consumers: Provides services to at-risk seniors and those with disabilities

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