Transform Podcast #40: Chris Guay of Vitality Living

When Chris Guay founded Vitality Living, he was frustrated at the industry’s slowness to innovate. Now, he believes that more operators have started “think differently” — and he anticipates that the next 10 years will bring significant, positive change. Vitality itself is changing, by opening its first active adult project. The company is also taking […]

Transform Podcast #39: Chip Gabriel of Generations LLC

Like other senior living providers, Generations LLC has faced lower occupancy rates and higher expenses due to Covid-19. But Executive Chairman Chip Gabriel is optimistic about what is in store for the Clackamas, Oregon-based provider. In particular, he is bullish on its slate of intergenerational and middle-market projects. And he believes that future operating models […]

We Want Your Input — 2021 Outlook Survey

After significant industry changes in 2020, the SHN team is looking ahead to 2021 and would like to get your input for our annual Senior Housing Outlook Survey. We’ll be releasing the results of this survey to all readers in early January. All responses gathered will remain confidential, and your information will not be used […]

Transform Podcast #37: Marvell Adams Jr. of The Kendal Corporation

In the post-pandemic age, prospective residents and their families will crave more information than perhaps ever before. In turn, providers should prepare to be more transparent about infection rates, safety protocols, vaccination rates, and other quality indicators, according to Marvell Adams Jr., COO of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania-based The Kendal Corporation. Adams has been working to […]

Senior Housing News Announces 2020 Architecture & Design Awards Nominees

Senior Housing News, an Aging Media Network publication, is pleased to announce that more than 90 entries have been submitted to the 7th annual Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards (http://www.shnawards.com). Communities across the country and globe submitted new construction and renovation projects this year, vying for top honors across 10 categories: 55+, […]

Transform Podcast #36: Tara Clayton of Willis Towers Watson

COVID-19 has made risk management more critical for senior living operators — but, those challenges that existed prior to the pandemic have not gone away. Arbitration agreements, fall reduction and response, communication and documentation practices, and early claim resolution are among the “Risk Management 101” topics that Tara Clayton, Senior Claim Consultant at Willis Towers […]

Transform Podcast #35: Danny Stricker of Ascension Living

Ascension Living knows the value of health care services in senior living. The organization, the senior care subsidiary of St. Louis-based health system Ascension, has leaned on its parent organization for help sourcing crucial resources and broadening telehealth access for its residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ascension Living is also evaluating its communities for new […]

Transform Podcast #34: Jayne Sallerson of Charter Senior Living

Though Charter Senior Living saw its fair share of challenges at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company is back to playing offense.Charter adapted to the pandemic “on a dime” by implementing new training for local leaders alongside new sales and marketing practices that focus on virtual consultations, according to Partner and COO Jayne […]

Transform Podcast #33: Chris Hollister of Pegasus Senior Living

Mitigating the impact of Covid-19 is no easy feat, and the senior living industry has been forced to adjust and innovate a rapid pace in 2020.But for Pegasus Senior Living co-founder Chris Hollister, there’s no substitute for executing on the basics. Hollister believes that common sense and consistency can go a long way in keeping […]