Innovative Life Healthcare (ILH), was originally founded in the District of Columbia in 2004 as Innovative Life Solutions (ILS) as a national healthcare management organization, offering individuals living with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) services to enhance their lives by actively participating in their communities. ILH President and Chief Executive Officer David A. Carrington, MBA, PT, saw an overall void in quality supports and services for individuals living with IDD, which led to the expansion of ILS beyond the DMV to other regions. In 2019, ILS expanded to New Jersey, establishing Innovative Life New Jersey (ILNJ), with the mission of extending services to individuals deemed as extreme cases (high acuity) to enable them to experience a better quality of life.

ILH was founded on the principles of Commitment, Attitude, Responsibility and Excellence. We are committed to providing care and compassion while selflessly devoting our attention to meeting the needs of the individuals we serve. Our attitude is determined not by what happens, but how we react to what happens. Responsibility demonstrates our level of conviction, choices made, our willingness to embrace the task at hand and to see it through. Our excellence is seen in our efforts to exceed the status quo and excel to higher heights.

These principles are the cornerstone of ILH.