Life Care Services LLC

Life Care Services LLC (LCS) is the nation’s leading developer and manager of senior living communities. Since 1971, Life Care Services is focused on progressive management, and developing choice-driven programs that help ensure the satisfaction and overall well-being of residents.


Life Care Services LLC In The News

  • National Health Investors Announces Acquisitions
    National Health Investors wasted no time in making news this 2020. The REIT first announced that it was the buyer in Evans Senior Investments’ latest deal in Minnesota. Built in 2011 next to a lake about 20 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul, the 48-unit assisted living/memory care... Read more
    Published on: January 07, 2020 By Ben Swett
  • CCRC With Potential Sells in Northern Virginia
    The team at IPA Seniors Housing highlighted a CCRC’s highly desirable location in the affluent Washington, D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia, to sell the asset to an affiliate of Focus Healthcare Partners. Andrew Hilding, Mark Myers and Joshua Jandris represented the seller, Thompson Associates, in the sale, which... Read more
    Published on: May 14, 2019 By Steve Monroe
  • Cushman & Wakefield Sells CCRC Portfolio
    It is amazing what patience, capital, expertise and desire can do to change things around for a few bankrupt entrance-fee CCRCs. We are referring to Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire, Illinois and Monarch Landing in Naperville, Illinois that fell into bankruptcy in 2010 and were sold in an auction process... Read more
    Published on: August 17, 2018 By Steve Monroe
  • All Hands On Deck For CBRE’s Latest Sale
    CBRE had their hands full in a large Dallas-area CCRC sale, representing one of the selling entities and the buyer in the transaction, in addition to arranging a two-part acquisition financing totaling over $120 million. Totaling 1,104 rental units, which is separated out into 37% skilled nursing, 28%... Read more
    Published on: January 24, 2018 By Steve Monroe
  • HJ Sims Leads San Diego CCRC Financing
    A not-for-profit CCRC in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego, California is planning a large expansion to its skilled nursing services, to include a brand-new 72-bed, three-story skilled nursing building, plus various improvements to the assisted living and memory care communities. The project is Phase II of... Read more
    Published on: October 19, 2017 By Steve Monroe

Joel Nelson

1302_jnelsonExecutive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Life Care Services

Mr. Nelson began his employment with LCS in 1986 at Friendship Village Sunset Hills in St. Louis, Missouri. He has served in several capacities with LCS including executive director of multiple CCRC campuses, regional marketing specialist, vice president of operations management, executive vice president of operations, and currently as executive vice president-chief development officer. As executive vice president-chief development officer, Joel functions as the LCS officer responsible for identifying and evaluating acquisition, merger, and partnership opportunities that will benefit the LCS family of companies.

Mr. Nelson is a member of the board of managers for LCS Companies, a member of the board of directors for LCS Holdings, and a member of the board of directors for Hexagon Insurance Company, Ltd. He has been a presenter at several national conferences. He also serves on the board of directors and is Vice-Chair of ChildServe, a not-for-profit organization that partners with families to help children with special health care needs.