In 2018, Augustana Care and Elim Care merged to form Cassia, a name selected from the Bible, which signifies
Our mission is to foster fullness of life for older adults in the spirit of Christ’s love.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
We serve and love like Christ by seeking to understand, walking alongside and uplifting one another.
“In everything set them an example by doing what is good.” Titus 2:7
We nurture trusting relationships and make honesty the foundation for all interactions.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-15
We distinguish ourselves by anticipating needs and exceeding expectations.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2
We create an environment where we are empowered to foster and celebrate new ideas.
“Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10
We faithfully care for and utilize our resources.
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14
We live the Mission, Vision and Values of Cassia.
“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” Luke 6:31
We treat each person with dignity, consideration and care.
“From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:16
We value partnerships to cultivate and ensure a richer quality of life.
COMPASSION · INTEGRITY · EXCELLENCE · INNOVATION · STEWARDSHIP · UNITY · RESPECT
Daily StandUP meetings help staff members connect with each other while focusing on the people we serve. The meetings take less than ten minutes and revolve around the same value or service standard at all locations. Meetings give us the opportunity to live our values while celebrating employees, volunteers, residents and organizational accomplishments.
Patty Crawford, manager at Open Circle Adult Day Services, believes that Cassia is a place where all of Cassia’s diverse employees can grow, connect and learn, with StandUP providing that connection.
“StandUP is where we engage the power of the sacred,”
Patty points out. She also feels the meetings show a career with Cassia is a career of positive intention. Patty believes that, in turn, “makes for a better life and a better organization.”