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 […]

Transform Podcast #32: Lynne Katzmann of Juniper Communities

Regularly testing senior living residents and staff for Covid-19 is not cheap. And yet, it is among the industry’s best tools for limiting the disease’s spread.Just ask Lynne Katzmann, Founder and CEO of Bloomfield, New Jersey-based Juniper Communities. She believes that senior living providers must test their residents and associates early and often in order […]

Juniper CEO Details Covid-19 Testing Battle Plan With $100K Weekly Pricetag

Juniper Communities was an early proponent of widespread Covid-19 testing in senior living — but testing doesn’t come cheap, either. The Bloomfield, New Jersey-based provider spends about $100,000 each week on Covid-19 testing, according to Founder and CEO Lynne Katzmann. That has allowed the company to baseline test its residents and associates, and in turn […]

Transform Podcast #31: Randy Richardson of Vi

Vi President Randy Richardson is an optimist, but he finds it hard to maintain a bright outlook in the midst of Covid-19 — in fact, he fears that the worst is yet to come for senior living.  But Richardson is still bullish on the industry’s long-term prospects. Vi was able to adapt its operations, sales […]

Vi President Fears Worse Covid-19 Challenges Coming, Optimistic on Long Term

Despite all of the senior living industry’s hard-earned progress, there may be worse days ahead in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, according to Randy Richardson, president of senior living provider Vi. For Richardson — who stresses he is an optimist — it is disconcerting to see Covid-19 infection totals rise again in cities and […]

Ingleside CEO: We Must Reinvent Ourselves In Light of Covid-19

Ingleside spent almost $500 million in recent years updating and expanding its communities and offerings, but Covid-19 is prompting the senior living provider to further reinvent itself. The pandemic is driving a larger investment in technology and a reexamination of the continuum of care. It is also likely to drive more consolidation among senior living […]