It’s been more than 20 years since Wayne Powell began his career in senior living operations—and, with a nationally respected reputation of transforming failing facilities into thriving, successful communities—our entire industry has benefited.
Currently, Civitas owns an ever-expanding portfolio as shown under our communities. This success started back in 2003, when Wayne took over operations of a Skilled Nursing Facility, a 210-unit, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Leveraging thoughtful strategies and forward-thinking instincts for senior care, Wayne transformed the Skilled Nursing Facility from the county’s second-worst rated facility to its third-best. Similar challenges faced him in 2005, where he turned an operational crisis at The Courtyards at River Park into a 97% occupancy, finally selling the property in 2012 at a significant return.
It was during this time, while simultaneously serving as a consultant for other senior living groups, Wayne realized that he would make a greater impact if he embraced the wider, long-term benefits of ownership. Civitas Senior Living was born.
Today, Civitas owns and operates its own properties while also providing third-party management services to those who recognize the unparalleled quality and opportunity that the Civitas philosophy delivers.
For Wayne, it’s a story that’s come full circle. And we know his grandparents would be proud.