Ep. 104: Building Financial Resiliency & Sustainability with Larry Bradshaw

Jul 16, 2023 |

Larry Bradshaw, financial consultant and retired CEO of National Lutheran Communities, explains warning signs and strategies to ensure sustainability.

In episode 104 of the Senior Living Visionaries podcast, host Jennifer Drago and Larry Bradshaw, financial consultant and retired CEO of National Lutheran Communities and Services discuss how senior living providers can ensure their financial strength in light of our current cost and staffing pressures and occupancy challenges.

They also discuss current trends and metrics that executives should monitor to remain financially strong and why occupancy isn’t always the most important metric for an organization.

As senior living providers, you won’t want to miss Larry’s wisdom as he shares why he is often called in as a financial consultant and the key things he evaluates. Larry also shares his advice for current leaders to strengthen their financial resiliency and sustainability.


Larry Bradshaw brings more than 40 years of experience in the not-for-profit senior living industry. Beginning in 1982 he was the Chief Financial Officer for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America in Newton, Kansas.

From 1987-2006, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Strategic Growth with Asbury Communities, a not-for-profit, multi-site, senior living organization. In 2006, Larry took on the role of President for Asbury’s for-profit company, The Asbury Group, offering consulting services to other Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).

Mr. Bradshaw formed the Bradshaw Insights Group in 2008, providing consulting services to CCRCs in strategic planning, board development, financial analysis, and capital structure development.

Mr. Bradshaw joined National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) as the President & CEO in October 2009 and retired in 2021. During his tenure at NLCS, Mr. Bradshaw’s focus was to strategically grow and further the organization’s 130-year mission and ministry of providing lifestyle, residential and health care options for seniors.

Under his leadership, NLCS became a multi-site organization from a single site campus and offered a wide range of services including home health, home care and community clinics.

Connect with Larry on LinkedIn.

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