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Celebrating partnerships and teamwork: A look back at 2016

By Rick Exline, Executive Vice President/Director of Senior Living Management at Life Care Services

We at Life Care Services deeply value our relationships – we believe that through our shared dedication, focus, and collaboration, we’re able to best serve seniors and their families, and achieve our collective goals, together.

We feel privileged to play a role in the ongoing successes of our clients, residents, and employees. And as we look back at 2016, we’re humbled to share with you a few notable accomplishments Life Care Services has been part of:

2016 Accomplishments
  • Nine communities owned or managed by Life Care Services earned the designation “top-rated skilled nursing facilities in 2016” by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 96 percent of 330 board members and owners surveyed were fully satisfied with Life Care Services in 2016.
  • 80 percent of communities managed by Life Care Services earned at least four stars from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

For a more complete look back, download our Year in Review.


These accomplishments were possible in large part because of the contributions and hard work of our partners and the communities we serve.

As Life Care Services continues to grow and evolve, we continue to be guided by our core principles – the promises we make to our clients, our board members, our owners, and ourselves. They guide our actions and define our direction. And they deepen our passion for serving seniors.

If you’d like to learn more about partnering with Life Care Services and how working with us can help you reach your goals in 2017, join us at an upcoming industry conference.

About Rick Exline: 

Rick joined the company in 1978 and is executive vice president/director of senior living management for the not-for-profit CCRC division for Life Care Services. He is responsible for oversight of the company’s not-for-profit CCRC management services. Rick’s expertise is leading the operations of senior living communities so they run more efficiently, effectively and profitably. He joined Life Care Services in 1978 as an administrator in training and rose through the organization in various leadership positions before assuming his current position in 2011. Rick serves on the board of managers for Life Care Services, the board of directors for LCS Holdings, Inc., executive leadership, and senior living management teams. Rick is also a trustee for the company’s 401(k) benefits program. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees, one in business administration from Simpson College and one in health care administration from Oklahoma Baptist University. He is also a graduate of the Executive Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rick has been a featured guest speaker at LeadingAge and other various state and national trade associations.