Our Editorial Team

What Drives Us

Family is at the heart of everything we do at SeniorLiving.org. Every member of our team has a loved one who is aging, just like you. That means we care about helping them stay safe, healthy, and happy, just like you! Whether it's our parents, grandparents, friends, or neighbors, giving our aging loved ones the best resources possible is what drives us. Because the topics that we cover are personal to us, we are only willing to give you the most accurate, useful, and comprehensive guides possible. If we wouldn't recommend the information to our own loved ones, we won't publish it!

Why Trust Us?

As we walk alongside the seniors in our lives, we're constantly asking ourselves: how can we make their lives better? What can we do to support them? Questions like these are the backbone of our research. From senior housing and money management to medical alert systems and healthcare, we're always on the hunt for the latest studies and technologies that will be useful to seniors and their loved ones. You'll find that our guides and recommendations rely on senior care experts, government resources, and authoritative studies. We'll only present you with information that has been thoroughly fact-checked and reviewed by our research team. Every time you leave SeniorLiving.org, you'll be armed with the facts to make important life decisions for yourself or an aging loved one.

While having a wealth of information at your fingertips on the web can be a blessing, it can also be dangerous, especially for seniors. With all that information, how can you know who to trust? We're not here to take advantage of aging adults and their circumstances. Our team understands that seniors are some of the most vulnerable members of our population, and we've made it our mission to support them. You'll never have to wonder if we're being honest with you. At SeniorLiving.org, we are always unbiased; you can count on us to give it to you straight!

About Our Editorial Team

Our award-winning team of writers, editors, and research specialists has decades' worth of hands-on experience working with and advocating for seniors. We strive to create accessible, honest content that provides seniors and their loved ones with the resources they need to live healthy and successful lives. From Harvard graduates and hospice social workers to Emmy nominees and TV news producers, we come from a variety of backgrounds to build the best senior guides possible.

Jeff Hoyt
Editor in Chief
Since graduating from Harvard with an honors degree in Statistics, Jeff has been creating content in print, online, and on television. Much of his work has been dedicated to informing seniors on how to live better lives. Learn more about Jeff →
Taylor Shuman
Senior Tech Expert and Editor
For over five years, Taylor has been writing, editing, and researching products and services covering topics such as senior care and technology, Internet and the digital divide, TV, and entertainment, and education. Her research on media consumption and consumer behavior has been cited by publications such as Forbes and Healthline. Learn more about Taylor →
Kelly Short
Research & Data Specialist
Kelly is a former award-winning newspaper copy editor and designer. She has over 10 years of experience researching and writing for seniors and their loved ones. And with a Bachelor's in English and a Master's degree in Deaf Education, she has the education to support her real-life experience of serving the elderly. Learn more about Kelly →
Donna Hicks
Health & Care Specialist
As a former adult protective services case manager, she experienced the struggles seniors face first-hand. Struggles like health issues, neglect, and abuse, and scams targeting the elderly — these strengthened her resolve to help seniors and their loved ones. Today, Donna serves on our expert panel where she researches and writes about senior health and care. Learn more about Donna →
Kristina Cappetta
Safety Specialist
An integral part of our team, Kristina spends her time digging into the latest products, services, and resources for seniors. She then distills her findings and shares her expertise in her ‘best of' guides, product comparisons, and other helpful pieces. Learn more about Kristina →