Memory Care Innovation Award Winner: Melissa Dillon, Corporate Director of Memory Care, SRG Senior Living

The Memory Care Innovation program is designed to recognize passionate and innovative industry members who are shaping the future of cognitive care across behavioral health, home health and home care, hospice and palliative care, senior housing, and skilled nursing. To see this year’s inaugural Memory Care Innovation Award winners, visit  To become a Memory […]

Pine Park Health Expands Value-Based Care Model, With Affordable Housing a Target

Pine Park Health is expanding its value-based health care model further into the affordable senior housing sector. Pine Park Health Chief Commercial Officer Dan O’Neill announced last week on LinkedIn that the company has expanded its value-based, in-home primary care model to serve nearly 400 more residents in Northern California. Pine Park currently operates in […]

Movers & Shakers: New CareTrust CEO as Sale Rumors Swirl; SRG Finds VP in Defense Sector

CareTrust gets new CEO amid rumors of sale CareTrust (Nasdaq: CTRE) appointed former president and COO David Sedgewick to be its new CEO. Before joining the San Clemente, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT), Sedgwick held leadership positions at the Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG), CareTrust’s largest tenant. CareTrust itself was formed in a spin-off from […]

Trends in Wellness, Psychographic Data Converge to Shape Senior Living Models

Based on comments from panelists during two recent webinars, as well as conversations I’ve had in the last few weeks, I believe that two trends are converging in senior living: wellness and psychographics. Specifically, more senior living owners and operators are gathering and analyzing psychographic data to gain deeper insights into consumers. Savvy organizations will […]

Senior Living Pivots to Wellness: Inside the Efforts of SRG, Moorings Park

The senior living industry has been adapting wellness-based practices in its operational model for years, from design trends to customized programming and activities to increase resident engagement. But pivoting to wellness is not a simple process, and involves — among other elements — engaging multiple stakeholders, transforming physical spaces, and integrating technology. That’s according to […]

Senior Living’s History of Home Care Failure May Repeat Itself

Back in April, I observed that capital is pouring into the home care sector, and that senior living providers need to be alert to threats and opportunities posed by growth and innovations in at-home care. So, I’m not surprised that there’s an emerging trend of senior living providers starting or expanding at-home care business lines. […]

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 […]