Institute Talk: A Conversation with Benchmark Senior Living Founder Tom Grape
Assisted living has been an extraordinary successful model for combining housing and personal care. But the cost often puts assisted living out of the reach of many middle- and almost all lower-income elders and their families. Benchmark Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Northeast, recently opened a new community in North Attleboro, Mass., that found a way to lower costs by rethinking space and the way residents live.
Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman recently met with Tom Grape, the founder and CEO of Benchmark Senior Living, to talk about the economics of assisted living, the ideas behind The Branches community in North Attleboro and other issues that affect the cost of senior living services.
Read the transcript of the interview between Len and Tom HERE.