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 […]

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. […]