Leadership

Exceptional performances create exceptional experiences.

An exceptional lifestyle is not created by one moment, meal or gesture. It’s defined by an unwavering promise to provide quality service and care to all residents. There is nothing more important than delivering on this commitment to the seniors we serve. Life Care Services makes a commitment by having staff at a corporate level champion various initiatives and educational programs for community-based employees. What this means to the residents who live in a community managed by Life Care Services is consistent, high-quality services and care.

Joel Nelson

Aug 2, 2021, 10:09 AM
Name : Joel Nelson
Position : President and CEO

As president and chief executive officer of LCS, Joel Nelson is responsible for executing the business strategy across all business lines in the LCS Family of Companies. Joel provides leadership and direction for business growth, service excellence, and enhancing the company’s stability and value among financial partners, property owners, and other stakeholders in the senior living field. Joel joined LCS in 1986 and has held several executive roles. He is responsible for the oversight of serving 40,000+ seniors in 140+ communities.  

Joel serves on the board of managers for Life Care Companies, LCS Holdings, is a member of the compensation committee and is a trustee of the Company’s 401(k) benefits program. He also has served on the board audit committee and the insurance captive (Hexagon). Outside LCS, Joel serves on various industry and community boards. Within the industry, Joel is member of the National Investment Center operator advisory board, a member of the Argentum Board of Directors and the co-chair of the public policy committee. Joel is active in the Des Moines community and serves as a trustee for ChildServe and is a member of the Central Iowa United Way Board of Directors. Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and health care administration from Simpson College. 

Joel Nelson, President and CEO of LCS

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