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LCS Foundation Donates to Vision 2025

Contribution supports career education in senior living Vision 2025, a national campaign to bolster the education and development of long-term care and senior living leaders, received funds from the LCS Foundation. The initiative is working toward more degreed programs at colleges and universities around the U.S. to support careers in senior living. Click here to … Continued

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LCS Identifies Career Paths for Future Staff

CEO notes new strategies in place for next generation of employees Focusing on internship programs, partnering with universities to offer degree programs, and exposing junior high students to the industry. These are some of the ways Life Care Services creates career paths in senior living according to Joel Nelson, LCS president and CEO. Nelson participated … Continued

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LCS CFO Says Reporting Expenses Critical During Pandemic

Response to COVID-19 requires greater insight At the beginning of the pandemic it was apparent additional expense tracking would be necessary according to Diane Bridgewater, executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer at LCS. For that reason, LCS began classifying its COVID-19 costs into two categories: labor and all other expenses. This action allowed … Continued

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Resident Health and Safety Remains Priority for LCS

Life Plan Communities well-positioned to respond to pandemic During the pandemic, LCS has continued to prioritize the health and safety of residents and employees notes Joel Nelson, LCS president and CEO. While the pandemic has impacted the senior living industry, Nelson says operations are stabilizing and communities are accepting move-ins. In an interview with Senior … Continued

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LCS Executive Participates on Panel Discussion

Bridgewater says expense reporting critically important Reporting on expenses related to COVID-19 was critical according to Diane Bridgewater, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer. Bridgewater noted that tracking the information provided greater insight into where dollars were being spent and identified communities in need of assistance. Bridgewater shared her experience during a … Continued

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Georgetown University Names LCS Foundation Scholarship Recipient

First honoree will create universal template to benefit seniors DES MOINES, Iowa, September 8, 2020 — Georgetown University has announced Lelia Reed as the first recipient of the LCS Foundation University Scholarship. Reed is pursuing a Master of Science degree in the Aging and Health program with a focus on senior living administration. Reed has … Continued

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Coronavirus Update

At Life Care Services, our priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the residents, employees, and families at the communities we serve. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and the minds of many, we want to address actions, which are taking place at communities we manage. In addition to the practices and procedures … Continued

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Ed and Sue Kenny Scholarship Award Winners Named

Students receive scholarships to continue education in senior lifestyle services   DES MOINES, IOWA. February 14, 2020 — The LCS Foundation awarded scholarships to two students pursuing careers in senior lifestyle services. The awards were presented to Catherine Lyman and Kendra O’Brien in November 2019. “As a leading provider in senior living, we realize the … Continued

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Life Care Services Joins NHI to Purchase Timber Ridge at Talus Senior Living Community

Type A Life Plan Community is located in Issaquah, Washington   DES MOINES, IOWA. February 6, 2020 — LCS announced today the purchase of Timber Ridge at Talus, a senior living community located in Issaquah, Washington. LCS and National Health Investors formed a joint venture to acquire the property from Westminster Capital and LCS. The … Continued

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