Transform Podcast #29: Scott Stewart of Capitol Seniors Housing

Covid-19 is having an outsized effect on the senior living industry — but its lasting impact may not be as dramatic as Capitol Seniors Housing Founder Scott Stewart initially feared. Still, the pandemic demands careful evaluation of community designs, and requires a concerted effort to reach consumers and maintain confidence in the senior living value […]

Transform Podcast #28: Lori Alford of Avanti Senior Living

Avanti COO Lori Alford strove to be an unflappable leader when Covid-19 first struck. But her approach changed as the pandemic taught her valuable leadership lessons.By embracing transparency and authenticity Alford was able to bolster the culture during a tough time for the provider, based in The Woodlands, Texas. Avanti is now seeing its lowest […]

Transform Podcast #27: Luis Serrano of Sunshine Retirement Living

Senior living providers across the country have seen their expenses rise and their occupancy rates drop as the Covid-19 pandemic drags on.Sunshine Retirement Living, a Bend, Oregon-based provider with 32 communities spread throughout 16 states, is no exception. Though Sunshine has taken a hit to its bottom line amid the pandemic, it has not experienced […]

Transform Podcast #26: Fee Stubblefield of The Springs Living

The Covid-19 pandemic is something every senior living provider must tackle head-on — but doing so comes at a significant cost. The Springs Living, a McMinnville, Oregon-based provider with 17 communities throughout Oregon and Montana, expects to spend more than $500,000 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But that money is well worth it if the company […]

Transform Podcast #25: Larry Gumina of Ohio Living

The senior living industry needs more resources in its fight against Covid-19 — and is having to fight hard for that help. Ohio Living CEO Larry Gumina learned that lesson firsthand as he struggled to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) for his organization earlier this month. While Ohio Living did eventually procure much-needed PPE, Gumina […]

Transform Podcast #24: Dan Williams of Seasons Living

Like senior living providers across the country, Seasons Living is facing a changed world and difficult situations due to Covid-19. In this episode of Transform, Seasons President and COO Dan Williams speaks frankly about the fear, trauma and grief that Covid-19 inflicts. He shares his reactions to the news that, for the first time, one […]

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 […]

Transform Podcast #22: Brian Cloch, Grace Chen & Laurie Geschrey

The accelerating trend of bringing primary care into senior living communities might gain even more momentum as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. One innovative example of combining primary care and senior living comes from Illinois, where Oak Street Health recently brought its care model into four assisted living communities managed by Pathway to Living. […]

Transform Podcast #21: Michael Grust of SRG Senior Living

As the wave of baby boomer demand nears, senior living providers must be “all things to a lot of people,” SRG Senior Living CEO Michael Grust believes. Achieving this requires innovation and entrepreneurship at a time when operators face a “mosh pit” of challenges, but despite ongoing margin compression, Grust is bullish on the future […]

Transform Podcast #20: Robb Chapin of Bridge Investment Group

Relying on demographics to drive senior living occupancy in the years ahead is a recipe for failure, according to Robb Chapin, CEO of Seniors Housing and Medical Properties at Bridge Investment Group. Consumers have an increasing number of options for where they live as they age, meaning senior living operators must be innovating to create […]