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 faculty at Georgetown University, where he developed and serves as lead instructor for the graduate Concentration in Senior Living Administration. Prior to Georgetown, he served as an award-winning professor and Executive-in-Residence and Founding Director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University - establishing the first curricula for the field.
Mr. Carle brings more than 30 years executive level experience to the industry, including serving as COO for a national Top-10 senior living provider, as well a founding executive and Vice President 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 living, Mr. Carle served as a hospital CEO, COO, and Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing for vertically-integrated healthcare systems. In 2018, he served as Senior Consultant - Health Intelligence for J.D. Power and Associates in development of the first national customer satisfaction and certification program for the senior living industry.
Mr. Carle has received national and international recognition for his strategic focus in three areas, including award winning "Next Generation" memory care facility design, defining a new model of senior living – University Based Retirement Communities (UBRCs)™, and a new category of technology - “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, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, TIME, NPR, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY, 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 past 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 living and aging services 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 Senior 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 living industry, academic institutions, technology companies, and related aging services organizations, with past and current clients including AARP, APPLE, ARGENTUM, J.D. Power, Nintendo, United Healthcare, and numerous leading senior housing and aging services providers.