GPLI 2021 – ALG Senior

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ALG Senior is the largest provider of senior housing in the southeastern United States with more than 140 communities across 6 states serving over 7,000 residents. Based in Hickory, North Carolina, the vast majority of ALG Senior’s portfolio focuses on providing affordable care for the middle market. The average ALG Senior resident is 83 years old, has multiple chronic health conditions, and an average length of stay of 23 months. Forty percent of ALG Senior’s residents have an annual income of less than $20,000 and 60% receive government assistance. Due to the socio-economic demographic of the typical ALG resident, the project team determined that ACP was an integral piece of the treatment planning process that was often being overlooked.



  • Michelle Kronquist, Psy.D.
  • Kevin O’Neil, MD, FACP, CMD
  • Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
  • Todd King, PharmD, CGP
  • Lisa Horton, CDP
  • Chuck Jennings, BA, BSN, RN

Coached by Thomas Fairchild, PhD – HSC Adjunct Associate Professor



Goal: To address the opportunity to increase the use of nonpharmacologic interventions for behavioral expressions (BE’s), commonly referred to as behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD’s).


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