Sears Methodist Partners With Life Care Services as New Management Company

Sears Methodist Retirement System is partnering with Life Care Services to provide management and marketing services to 11 senior living communities and health centers across Texas.

The partnership include three Texas State Veterans Homes in McAllen, El Paso and Big Spring. Additional properties include Desert Haven in Odessa; Meadow Lake in Tyler; Mesa Springs, Abilene; The Canyons, Amarillo; The Craig, Amarillo; The Garrison Center, Lubbock; The Parks, Odessa; and Wesley Court, Abilene.

“We are privileged to partner with Sears Methodist and are fully committed to supporting its mission and vision of providing leadership and quality services to Texas seniors,” said Rick Exline, LCS executive vice president and director of operations.


In total, Sears Methodist communities comprise 1,722 units total with independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. 

“As we look ahead to the planned 2013 retirement of D. Keith Perry, who has been our CEO for the past 24 yerars, we strongly believe that by using Life Care Services as our management company, we will continue to be well positioned to respond to this leadership change,” said Dr. Jeff Smith, Sears Methodist Board Chair. “This partnership also gives us the strongest position possible to address the many expected changes on the national and state political fronts, especially in light of anticipated Medicare and Medicaid funding reductions and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

Written by Elizabeth Ecker


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