The founder of a company sets the culture by which the company is run and the principles it exhibits. Lorien's founder, Nicholas Mangione, was a self-made man whose success can be attributed to a strong sense of pride and dignity, and an enduring hard-work ethic. He has carried these values through his life, and has passed them on to his children and his grandchildren. While Mr. Mangione may not be the original author of the golden rule, he certainly epitomizes what it stands for, both personally and professionally. You can state the golden rule in several different ways, but the basic premise is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
"Trying to decide how to care for the parents who cared for you isn't easy.
You want them treated with dignity, respect and kindness.
Money can't buy those things, so we don't charge for it.
Exceptional care, reasonably priced.
You could spend more, but you won't find better care."
From the novel, “Lost December” by Richard Paul Evans
It may be a quote from a book, but we couldn’t agree more. This is the basic philosophy that has been the driving force behind the quality of care and dignity in living that Lorien Health Systems has demonstrated since its start in 1977. It is these same values that are sought in the choosing of Lorien's staff. The Golden Rule is at the very heart of the culture at Lorien.
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