Want to live it up in your golden years with spa services, fresh cut flowers, pet pampering, and painting lessons? Leisure Care provides upscale independent and assisted-living rental housing to people age 62 or older. Leisure Care takes the leisure part of its name seriously, offering residents access to vacation tour packages through its Twist Travel unit and full-services concierge and valet services at its more than 40 communities throughout the western US and Canada. President and CEO Dan Madsen bought the company from Chuck and Karen Lytle, its original owners, in 2003. The Lytles founded Leisure Care in 1976 and still own most of its real estate.
The Leisure Care model is part of a growing trend in retirement communities of offering seniors luxury accommodations to enjoy during their twilight years. A trend that is expected to grow as the estimated 80 million Baby Boomers begin reaching retirement age. Leisure Care has its sites set on establishing more communities next to major urban markets such as Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver. – less