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. […]

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 […]

Oak Street Brings Innovative Care Model To Assisted Living, Aids Covid-19 Readiness

Assisted living communities that have on-site primary care could gain a range of benefits — including advantages in battling Covid-19. However, bringing primary care into assisted living is not for the faint of heart, according to Brian Cloch, Principal at Innovative Health. “This is really, really hard,” he said, during a recent interview for the […]

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 […]

Bridge Seniors Housing CEO: Relying on Demographics Is Recipe for Failure

Senior living providers that are waiting for an influx of aging baby boomers to solve current industry headwinds and operational challenges are setting themselves up for failure. Instead, providers need to be pushing to innovate and create “unique and differentiated” housing options that will appeal to future consumers, according to Robb Chapin, partner and CEO, […]