View From The Top: Industry Leaders Speak Out – Dr. Kerry Burnight, GrandPad
Dr. Kerry Burnight, PhD, chief gerontologist for GrandPad, discusses how the pandemic has impacted senior living and the caregiving landscape, as well as redefined longevity for the future.
Dr. Kerry BurnightChief Gerontologist
Dr. Kerry Burnight is the Chief Gerontologist GrandPad. For 20 years she was a professor of geriatric medicine researching elder exploitation, loneliness, and dementia. Prior to joining GrandPad, Dr. Kerry’s served as: Founder of the Nation’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center, CEO of the non-profit she co-founded, Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse, and Principal Investigator of the National Institute on Health Study: Preventing Elder Exploitation in the U.S.
Dr. Kerry left a tenured Professorship in Geriatric Medicine after meeting Scott Lien and his team, because she believed GrandPad was the solution to the number-one risk factor of elder exploitation: loneliness and isolation.