Longtime Industry Veteran Rick Pruett Passes Away

DALLAS — Rick Pruett, a 21-year veteran within the seniors housing industry, died suddenly on June 8 of a heart attack.

Pruett was serving as executive director of Ventana by Buckner, a Buckner Senior Living community in Dallas. He began his career in senior living in 1998. Prior to accepting the position with Ventana, Pruett served as an officer for two leading senior living organizations. He supported the work of multiple campuses in several states and helped open new communities, community repositioning, refinancing and quality improvement for existing communities.

Pruett worked for Life Care Services from 2013 to 2018 and served as vice president of management services for Greystone Communities in Irving, Texas for seven years prior to that. In addition, Pruett served as executive director/administrator for three senior living communities from 1998 to 2006.