Continuing Care Hall of Fame inducts first two honorees

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The Continuing Care Hall of Fame inducted its first two honorees in November at the Harvard Club's downtown Boston clubhouse. The late Lloyd W. Lewis and Donald L. Moon are the charter members.

The hall of fame was conceived in 2015 to ensure that the history of CCRCs and Continuing Care at Home programs was recorded, Alwyn V. Powell, CEO of AV Powell & Associates, which sponsored the inaugural event, wrote in the program. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made “significant and innovative contributions” to the development of CCRCs and CCaH programs. Lewis and Moon are “widely regarded as the progenitors of the two industries,” Powell said.

Lewis, founding executive director of Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, PA, was recognized for developing the first CCRC directory, leading efforts to provide restraint-free care and, with Moon and others, helping to introduce an accreditation process (via the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission, of which he was the founding chairman) to ensure standards for high-quality care and financial solvency for CCRC stakeholders. “Due largely to his relentless quest for best practices, the industry has grown to nearly 20 times its size from when he started his career,” Powell said.

Laurie Lewis accepted the award on behalf of her late father.

Moon, founding president of Friends Life Care at Home, Plymouth Meeting, PA, “can rightfully be titled 'the father of CCaH' because the concept was his brainchild and, to validate the concept, he secured funding for a pioneering feasibility and marketing study,” Powell said. “Based on that study, he founded what has become the largest CCaH in the United States today, and his concept has been adopted by nearly 30 similar CCaHs.”

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