Solutions for the Seniors Industry
“In the next two decades individuals aged 65 and older will come to represent one out of every five U.S. citizens and control more than half of discretionary income. Their demographic and economic influence will extend to the farthest reaches of American society – from entertainment, to travel, food, technology, and housing. By force of sheer volume, the young adults who in 1968 thought they would change the world – by 2028 actually will.”
Andrew Carle, President has been recognized as one of the leading figures in the senior living industry. An award winning professor, he currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University, where he developed and serves as lead instructor for the nation's only graduate Concentration in Senior Living Administration. Prior to Georgetown, he served as Executive-in-Residence and Founding Director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University - establishing the first undergraduate curricula for the field.
Mr. Carle brings more than 30 years executive level experience to the industry, including serving as COO with operational oversight of nearly 100 assisted communities for a national Top-10 assisted living provider, as well a founding executive for an additional Top-10 provider, for whom he developed both first generation operating systems and first-in-industry ancillary service programs. Prior to senior housing Mr. Carle served as a hospital CEO, COO, and Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for vertically-integrated healthcare systems.
Through his work, Mr. Carle has received national and international recognition for defining a new category of senior housing – University Based Retirement Communities (UBRC’s)™, as well as a definition and categories for “Nana” Technology™ (technologies for older adults). As part of his work in technology, he co-developed the first GPS shoe for individuals with Alzheimer's at risk of wandering. In 2012 the shoes were recognized in an exhibition of the "100 Most Important Inventions in History" by the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mr. Carle’s work has been featured in or on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, CBS News, CNN, PBS, NPR, USA TODAY, and U.S. News & World Report, among others; internationally in BBC News, Agence France-Presse, KYODO News Service, the Australian Broadcast Corporation; and in more than 100 senior housing and aging services industry publications. He is a featured contributor to Forbes.com on topics related to retirement, senior housing, technology, and aging services.
Mr. Carle has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of senior housing operations, marketing, and related topics, including providing the keynote address at the 25th Australian Congress on Aging. His book, “Moments, Memories, and Mission: Stories from the Field of Assisted Living”, received a Silver Award during the 15th Annual National Mature Market Media competition. He is the recipient of a “Best of the Best in Aging Services” Award from Aging News Alert, the “Leaders in Aging – Mentor Award” from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and “Master Teacher Award” from the George Mason University College of Health and Human Services. In 2010, Mr. Carle was recognized by Assisted Living Executive magazine as one of six “people of influence” for the senior living industry.
Through Carle Consulting, LLC, Mr. Carle continues to serve as a consultant to the senior housing industry, technology companies, and related aging services organizations, with past and current clients including AARP, J.D. Power, Nintendo, the Assisted Living Federation of America (Argentum), and numerous senior housing and aging services providers.