Transform Podcast #23: Dr. Bill Thomas, Founder of Minka

Senior Care’s next phase of response to the Covid-19 pandemic will be harder and will tax the industry’s resources in unimaginable ways, Dr. Bill Thomas believes. And when the outbreak is finally contained, it will fundamentally change senior housing, how it is integrated into the health care continuum and accelerate ongoing trends. In This episode […]

Bill Thomas: Minka Small-Home Concept ‘Climbing the Mountain’ Toward Scalability

Minka, the tiny home model co-founded by elder care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas, recently took another step toward mass scalability and integration within the existing senior living framework. Walnut Creek, California-based senior housing and care provider organization The Covia Group and Ziegler Link•age Funds announced a joint investment in Minka Homes and Communities over the […]

Innovator Bill Thomas: Covid-19 Will Lead to Senior Living ‘Reset’ Lasting 3 to 5 Years

Dr. Bill Thomas believes that the senior care industry’s initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been exceptional and inspiring, overall. As the outbreak continues to spread and more positive tests for the virus emerge, however, the next phase of response will tax the industry’s resources in unimaginable ways — and change senior housing and […]

Intergenerational Model for Dementia Care Taking Shape Around Bill Thomas’ Minka Homes

One group in western Pennsylvania believes a possible solution to treating people with dementia is through building an intergenerational community, and is working with senior care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas to create such a community with 3-D printed tiny homes. The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging (CCAAA) will soon break ground on Village of […]

With Bill Thomas on Board, Lifesprk Brings Primary Care to Senior Living

Lifesprk has expanded its model to include bringing primary care services into senior housing settings — and senior care pioneer Dr. Bill Thomas is on board. The Minneapolis-based organization recently launched Lifesprk Health, a move aimed at delivering primary care services to older adults in the places where they live, including in independent living, assisted […]

Senior Living Innovator Bill Thomas Introduces MAGIC Housing Model

Dr. Bill Thomas already has brought innovation to senior living and care, and in the next year he is planning to make magic happen in the industry. That’s MAGIC, to be more precise. The acronym stands for multi-ability/multi-generational inclusive communities. The first MAGIC development is in the works, to be constructed at the University of […]

Mainstreet Hires Green House Founder Bill Thomas

A pioneer in new models of senior care, Dr. Bill Thomas, will be joining Mainstreet, a company known for its innovations in post-acute and transitional care services. “Mainstreet is committed to fundamentally changing the way health care is delivered nationwide,” Mainstreet founder and CEO Zeke Turner said in a prepared statement Wednesday. “With the addition […]

State Newsbites: Indiana Bill Expands Senior Living Options

Here’s a collection of news bites pertaining to the senior housing and long-term care industries, gathered from around the nation. Many of the articles are state-specific, but could eventually have national implications or influence senior care trends. Click the links to access the full article.  Nursing Home News From IN.gov—Indiana Senator Sponsors Bill to Expand […]