Our History

In 1995, the need for senior housing for those that could no longer remain independent in their own homes was apparent and immediate to a group of caring citizens. The community went to work raising funds to build the facility, our non-profit 501(c)3 was created and a community board was established. The facility was completed in early 1996 and the facility was full within 30 days.

The future

Memory Care and dedicated End-of-life suites will be included in renovation beginning March 1st, 2024

The senior population continues to grow in our region and as a result families are having to send their loved ones at least 40 miles away to receive the care they need, taking them from the security of their doctors and the community they know and family they have come to rely on. This puts additional burden on our neighboring communities who are already struggling to meet the needs of their own fragile seniors and who may not accept Medicaid payment.
In 2021, we began the process of defining a strategic plan for expansion and completed two professional surveys for unmet needs by Sage Age Strategies. The results demonstrated a current need for 32-157 Independent living units, 65-138 assisted living units and 114-183 units dedicated to memory care. Additionally, the report estimates the senior population to increase 19% in the region over the next five years. We immediately engaged with a consulting firm to assist us in launching a strategic plan for securing funding to refurbish our current facility, purchase new property and define necessary steps to assure we will provide licensed and high-quality memory care and palliative services. While funding is a significant barrier, our board, our staff, and our management company are committed to serving the ever-growing need for high-quality senior housing and services in our region.

We have successfully secured almost all the funding needed to complete Phase 1 of our strategic plan which is a 3.5-million-dollar renovation to our almost 30-year-old building.
This renovation will allow us to add secure Memory Care Services and dedicated End of Life suites within our current structure.

We are extremely excited about this renovation and the addition of services and appreciate the patience of our residents, families, and staff as we move through the renovation over the next 9 months.

Non-Profit 501c3

Our roots and history are deeply embedded in our local community. Unlike for-profit facilities, we are primarily accountable to our community and its residents. We manage our pricing and expenses carefully so we can continue to accept Medicaid reimbursement for those who do not have other resources.

Did you know that Heritage Heights is a nonprofit organization? We provide housing and services to private pay and to low-income individuals needing assisted living, memory care and end-of-life care.

Due to the low Medicaid reimbursement rates, Heritage Heights must operate on a very tight budget. The staff and administrators must make every dollar count. Adding to the complex situation, we’ve had to restrict the number of our residents over the past two years to accommodate our present residents during our remodel and conversion project. This has further tightened the budget.

We’ve been very fortunate to have secured 96% of our fundraising through public funding, however many of our operating costs are not covered by public dollars which is further depleting our reserves.

How can you help?

We have lots of opportunities! Here are some options:

  • Give a gift that will help Heritage Heights with day-to-day operating costs
  • Give a gift to replenish our reserves so we have resources for emergency maintenance, repair or replacement
  • Give a planned gift or estate gift
  • Give a gift to our capital campaign.
  • Give a gift to support the wish list for our residents

COMING SOON Online donations

Reach out about supporting our growth: HHChelan@gmail.com

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