The ability to change is separating the winners from the also-rans in senior living.
That’s because fundamental aspects of the business are rapidly evolving, and the future will look very different than today. Baby boomers will bring new expectations, payment models and referral patterns are shifting, technological innovation is transforming every facet of operations, new entrants are coming from other industries, and capital sources are becoming more numerous and sophisticated.
In this environment, the industry needs Changemakers more than ever. These are individuals who embrace the need to change and have the boldness and savvy to execute.
After careful consideration, Senior Housing News identified nine Changemakers and conducted in-depth interviews to learn what drives these pioneers who are shaping the future of senior living.
We are proud to introduce the first-ever class of Changemakers and share their stories here, in a series sponsored by Yardi.
Lynne KatzmannFounder, President and CEOJuniper Communities
Gregory SmithFounder, President and CEOMaplewood Senior Living
Maria OlivaCOOPathway to Living
David EskenazyPresidentMerrill Gardens
Steve LindseyCEOGarden Spot Communities
William BullockPresidentLatitude Margaritaville
Patricia WillCo-Founder & CEOBelmont Village Senior Living
Shamim WuCOOEclipse Senior Living
“We cannot face the world in the same way we did before.”
“Expectations are changing across the board.”
“I think change in the senior living industry has been slow.”
“We need to change the way society thinks about aging and senior living.”
“What we try to do is have ongoing change.”
“It’s amazing what this active adult crowd will do for you if you listen.”
“The next 10 years must be transformative.”