Episode 49: From Executive Chef to Executive Director with Keo Velasquez, Executive Director, Watermark Retirement Communities

Episode 49: From Executive Chef to Executive Director with Keo Velasquez, Executive Director, Watermark Retirement Communities

 On this week’s episode of LTC Heroes, we sit down with Keo Velasquez, executive director of Watermark Retirement Communities.  Keo has helped Watermark Retirement Communities list in the top 25 best workplaces for aging services in a national program. He has more...
Episode 48: CNA to Administrator to Educator of CNAs with Dianne Powell, Owner and Instructor of Allied Health Career Training LLC

Episode 48: CNA to Administrator to Educator of CNAs with Dianne Powell, Owner and Instructor of Allied Health Career Training LLC

In this week’s episode of the LTC Heroes podcast, we sit down with Dianne Powell, owner and instructor of Allied Health Career Training LLC. Dianne started off working as a certified nursing assistant in the long-term care industry. Now she helps people train to be...
Episode 47: Entrepreneurship and Culture: From 0 to 25 Facilities in 6 Years with Owen Hammond, President, CEO and Principal at Cascadia Healthcare

Episode 47: Entrepreneurship and Culture: From 0 to 25 Facilities in 6 Years with Owen Hammond, President, CEO and Principal at Cascadia Healthcare

 In the latest episode of LTC Heroes, we discuss entrepreneurship and culture with Owen Hammond, President, CEO, and Principal at Cascadia Healthcare. Owen established Cascadia Healthcare in 2015 and has since grown the business to 25 facilities across the United...
Episode 46: From Stay-at-Home Mom to Managing Partner with Jill Steiner, Managing Partner at Dove Estates Senior Living Community

Episode 46: From Stay-at-Home Mom to Managing Partner with Jill Steiner, Managing Partner at Dove Estates Senior Living Community

 In this week’s episode of the LTC Heroes podcast, we chat with Jill Steiner, Managing Partner at Dove Estates Senior Living Community, in Goddard, Kansas. Jill’s father, John, was the original owner of the community.  After suffering a stroke during the completion...
Episode 45: Shahbazim, Green House Project, Eden Alternative, Changing Age: The Career and Insights of Dr. Bill Thomas with Dr. Bill Thomas, Founder and Chairman at Minka

Episode 45: Shahbazim, Green House Project, Eden Alternative, Changing Age: The Career and Insights of Dr. Bill Thomas with Dr. Bill Thomas, Founder and Chairman at Minka

  In this week’s episode of LTC Heroes, we hear the insights of Dr. Bill Thomas, Founder and Chairman at Minka. Minka provides beautifully designed, sensibly-sized homes for seniors to live in. The company was developed based on the notion that people of all ages...