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 […]

Avanti COO: Covid-19 Taught Me To Be a More Authentic Leader

When crisis comes, it can be tempting for leaders to play the role of an all-knowing, unflappable battlefield general. But a little humility and transparency can go a long way, too. Just ask Lori Alford, COO of Avanti Senior Living. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit The Woodlands, Texas-based senior living provider, her first instinct was […]

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 […]

Sunshine Retirement CEO: We Can’t Sustain Industry-Wide Lockdown For Much Longer

Like many other senior living providers in its shoes, Sunshine Retirement Living has not received any financial assistance from the government since the pandemic began, despite Covid-19 hurting its bottom line. The provider’s occupancy has dipped 250 basis points in independent living and 800 basis points in memory care since the provider enacted its infection […]

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 […]