JEA Senior Living is a privately owned and operated management and development company based in Vancouver, Washington. Over the last 20 years, JEA Senior Living has managed, consulted and owned over 40 care centers. Currently, JEA Senior Living owns and/or operates 29 facilities in 12 states; Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
Jerry Erwin, founder of JEA Senior Living, has developed, owned and managed nursing homes, retirement facilities, assisted living and Alzheimer's special care centers for over 35 years. In 1972, Mr. Erwin was involved in the development and management of one of the first independent retirement living facilities in the State of Washington. From 1974 to 1980, he was the Director of Operations for Care Management, overseeing the company's nursing homes in California, Florida, Oregon and Washington. In 1983 and 84, while President of Dove Management, Mr. Erwin served as Vice President for the Washington State Health Care Association. He served as President of WSHFA in 1985.
In 1986, Mr. Erwin and his partners decided to sell their nursing homes and focus solely on retirement and assisted living. In that same year, Mr. Erwin started his own management company, Jerry Erwin Associates. From 1986 to 1990, he mainly focused on retirement and assisted living until his own mothers struggle with Alzheimer's Disease made him realize the need for quality Alzheimer's care.
In 1994, Mr. Erwin opened his first Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Tumwater, Washington. Since then, over
30 of these highly specialized care centers have been opened across the country.
In 1999, Jerry Erwin Associates was renamed JEA Senior Living to reflect their commitment to the senior
housing sector. JEA Senior Living has enjoyed a steady rate of growth over the past two decades due in part
to their unsurpassed quality in management and their building prototype. We at JEA Senior Living, hope that
you will recognize our commitment to seniors through our quality of care.