Contact: Terry Romin
Value First, Inc. is a group purchasing organization (GPO) that leverages the collective buying power of LeadingAge members across the country to get the best pricing on a comprehensive selection of high-quality products and services. Owned by LeadingAge and 25 state affiliates, Value First specializes in supporting the purchasing needs of members whose mission is better care and better outcomes for older adults. As an extension of LeadingAge, you can trust that Value First understands the needs of long-term care communities and always has your best interests in mind. Evidenced as a critical resource during the COVID-19 pandemic, Value First has been committed to connecting you with trustworthy PPE suppliers to keep your community safe.
Member of LeadingAge Indiana
Value First provides foodservice and culinary management strategies to reduce operational costs and meet compliance regulations. Our food program offers dual-source distribution through US Foods or Sysco with contract terms that could deliver thousands of dollars in annual savings. LeadingAge members will also receive streamlined purchasing with rebates in more than 60 product categories; education and thought leadership on pressing industry topics; and a food portfolio that is dedicated to simplifying foodservice and culinary operations.
Maintenance – Repair – Operations. By using Value First contracts for the maintenance, repair and operations of your community you’ll get great pricing from vendors like Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Grainger and HD Supply to name a few. At the same time, LeadingAge members will receive support for compliance with state and federal regulations along with special discounts and promotional offers for select products on a regular basis.
In collaboration with supply chain partners having more than 200,000 customers, contracts are negotiated with suppliers based on over $100 Billion of purchasing volume. LeadingAge members can receive a free, no obligation cost analysis to compare their current spend with the purchasing power of Value First. More than 90% of cost studies result in significant savings. Participating in the Value First purchasing program supports LeadingAge because revenue generated from vendors helps fund programs and services.