2018 AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention

NCAL-6 - Trends in Senior Housing: How Do We Thrive from Now Until 2025?

Sunday, October 7
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CE: NAB: 0 | Nurses 0

Assisted living and other forms of senior housing are constantly evolving. This session will cover what providers can do now to prepare for and thrive in the coming environment. Robert Kramer of the National Investment Center and Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of AHCA/NCAL, will answer critical questions including: What will happen when the demand for beds exceeds the supply? What opportunities and challenges do integrated payment and delivery models present for assisted living? What are the expectations of the baby boomer generation and their adult children? What do industry leaders see as opportunities and challenges to coordinating care?

Learning Objectives:

Mark Parkinson

President & CEO

Mark Parkinson is the President and CEO of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), which represents over 13,000 skilled nursing facilities and assisted living centers.
Parkinson served as the 45th Governor of the State of Kansas. Prior to that, he was the owner and operator of long term care facilities in Kansas and Missouri. Under Parkinson’s leadership, AHCA focuses on delivering policy solutions to the Hill and CMS, with a special emphasis on quality care. AHCA is now the largest Association in long term care and is at record membership.
His vision has brought Parkinson recognition. He has been named a Top Association CEO by CEO Update and a top lobbyist for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by The Hill, a leading Capitol Hill newspaper. Parkinson also has the distinction of being selected as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare in 2015.


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Robert Kramer

Founder and Strategic Advisor
National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC)

Mr. Kramer is Founder and Strategic Advisor at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), a non-profit education and resource center that serves debt and equity investors interested in the seniors housing and care industry. NIC is the leading provider of research as well as business and financial performance data on this sector for capital providers. NIC’s focus is to enable access and choice in seniors housing and care by providing data, analytics and connections that bring together investors and care providers. Mr. Kramer, a frequent writer and speaker on trends in seniors housing and long-term care, directed NIC from its inception in 1991 until July, 2017. A former county government official and Maryland state legislator, Mr. Kramer was a leader on health and environmental issues while representing the state capital of Annapolis in the 1980s. Mr. Kramer was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities and also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.


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Howie Groff

Tealwood Senior Living

Mr. Groff has over 30 years of experience in the health care profession; he has demonstrated expertise in executive management for long-term care organizations. He has served in various executive management positions for multi-facility operations.

In January 1989, he formed Tealwood Care Centers with three other partners. As president, Howard has overall responsibility for Tealwood’s financial and operational objectives as well as developing growth strategy and establishing company policy. His leadership responsibilities involve him in finance, accounting, operations, acquisitions and development. His primary responsibilities are to develop and maintain business relationships with banking institutions, legal services, insurance carriers, fellow providers and developers.

In 1999, Mr. Groff co-founded The Waters along with the owners of Shelter Corporation. The Waters has management responsibilities for post acute care facilities owned by Senior Care Communities, a not-for-profit corporation.

At present, Mr. Groff is very active in the American Health Care Association having served as the Vice Chair of the Regional Multi Facility Committee and on its Executive Committee and is a Past Chair of the National Center for Assisted Living.


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