Senior Living in Raleigh NC

The Navion Difference

Navion Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services in the Southeast headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, proudly offers the highest quality of service and care with the warmth and hospitality of home. We are a leader in independent living, assisted living, memory care, and short stay programs. With a choice of lifestyles and differing levels of care, you will find a community that is specially tailored to you.

Our Core Values

  • Honor Individuality
  • Facilitate Celebration
  • Enable Full Life Experiences
  • Provide Choice
  • Nurture Vitality
  • Encourage Spontaneity
  • Respect & Honor
  • Embrace Joy in Service


Navion Senior Living


976 Trinity Rd Raleigh, NC 27607

About Navion

At Navion, we strive to make a difference in every life we touch. We take great pride in what we do, and we consider the trust families place in us a sacred honor. Caring for seniors is not just our purpose; it's our passion. We are committed to excellence, to being the leaders in senior living.

Navion Senior Living was founded by Stephen Morton, one of North Carolina’s senior housing leaders. Having successfully co-founded and led the two largest senior housing companies in North Carolina, he started Navion Senior Living with the mission of pushing the senior housing industry forward. This mission is infused into everything that we do at Navion, from our employee scholarship program to our cutting-edge Memory Care program that makes use of the latest research to pilot virtual reality programs in our communities. Our goal at Navion Senior Living is to create an environment where our employees and our residents thrive each and every day.

Stephen T. Morton of Navion Senior Living


Stephen T. Morton, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Morton is a senior living executive with 30+ years of experience building, leading, managing, and investing in the senior living sector. Stephen has worked for many of the nation’s largest senior living operators and co-founded Southern Assisted Living, Inc. (SALI) in 1996. SALI became the largest provider of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care in the Southeast, with 41 communities and 2,000 employees across Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Stephen served as President & Chief Operating Officer responsible for the construction of the SALI portfolio, as well as the creation, implementation, and results of the day-to-day operations. In 2006, SALI was sold to Brookdale via a sale-leaseback with Health Care REIT. Following the sale of SALI, Stephen served as the CEO of Bell Senior Living, completing a successful turnaround prior to a to Five Star Senior Living.

Most recently, Stephen has served as a co-founder and CEO of Navion Senior Living. Stephen serves as an investor and board member of:

  • Life2(a senior-housing-focused predictive analytics provider)
  • Raleigh-based K4Connect (a senior-housing-focused internet-of-things company)
  • Simply Easier Payments (a credit card payment platform for the insurance industry)

Stephen is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.

Theodore S. Turner, Chief Operating Officer

Ted Turner has 30 years of management experience in caring for people in the Senior Living and Hospitality Industry. He began his management career in the hospitality field with Marriott International, holding various leadership positions including regional controller and General Manager for 12 years. Later progressing into the senior living industry, he held positions—including Executive Director, Regional Director of Operations, and Vice President of Operations—for some of the following industry leaders: Marriott Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, and Bell Senior Living. Most recently, Ted has been responsible for over 20 communities with Five Star Senior Living.

Currently, Ted serves as the COO of Navion Senior Living. His focus will be driving the success of all aspects of operations of the company, including acquisitions and development projects. He will work with the CEO and CSO to create and execute strategic operational, economic, and growth planning for the organization, with a goal to become the premier provider in the region. Ted serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Assisted Living Association, where he is also a preceptor for Administrators in training. Ted is a graduate of The King’s College in New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics.

Theodore S. Turner of Navion Senior Living
Patricia Jones of Navion Senior Living

Patricia Jones, VP of Clinical Services

Patricia Jones brings over 18 years of extensive operational and clinical experience to Navion Senior Living. Patricia leads and supports all aspects of clinical operations at NSS, including managerial oversight for day-to-day clinical operations, quality assurance, resident life enrichment, and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining the senior living industry Patricia worked in the field of advertising and marketing, where she gained extensive knowledge in strategic marketing, business development, and customer relations.

Over the last 18 years, Patricia has held leadership roles in both community and corporate level management for several industry leading companies including: Marriott Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, and Bell Senior Living. Her expertise in clinical leadership spans multiple care settings, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. Prior to joining NSS, Patricia was responsible for clinical services for Five Star Senior Living in the position of Regional Director of Health Services, managing a diverse portfolio of 15 communities in multiple states. Patricia earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.

Arick R. Morton, VP of Corporate Strategy

Arick Morton has a deep background in healthcare and senior-focused technology. After being an active participant in the creation and operation of Southern Assisted Living, Arick worked in corporate strategy and new product development for the Advisory Board Company, one of the nation’s largest health care research and technology firms. There, Arick successfully conceptualized, built, launched, and managed three new healthcare business lines, which today generate a combined $25M/yr in revenue. Arick launched VisionLTC, a senior housing market analytics technology platform, while simultaneously pursuing a full-time MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Most recently, Arick has managed the growth of VisionLTC's geospatial approach to evaluating the attractiveness of senior housing markets and sites nationwide, while also managing all market evaluation and financial analysis activity for Navion Senior Living. Arick is a honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy & Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Arick R. Morton of Navion Senior Living
T. Grant Hamm of Navion Senior Living

T. Grant Hamm, Chief Technology Officer

Grant Hamm is an experienced developer, geospatial analyst, & technologist. Grant has spent the last decade developing cutting-edge software and hardware solutions to meet a variety of challenges, including work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization. Grant spent four years developing geospatial analysis applications for aWhere and currently serves as the Head of Technology for Navion Senior Living. Grant also serves as the CTO of VisionLTC, an advanced geospatial market analytics tool that evaluates the attractiveness of senior housing markets nationwide. Grant also co-founded LaptopSentry, a mobile device and data security company, and IntelliGreen, a home automation and climate control company, which he sold in 2009.

Grant earned a BA in Agricultural Business Management from North Carolina State University while working full-time as the Chief Technology Officer of the North Carolina Tobacco Stabilization Cooperative, a job he began at the age of 16.

Stacy Hartnett

Stacy Hartnett has nearly 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. She began her career at Southern Assisted Living, where she held various corporate and community-based positions. During that time, she gained knowledge in operations, finance, human resources, purchasing, and customer service. Stacy then worked for Brookdale Senior Living, where she worked on the Financial Planning & Analysis team. She gained an even stronger understanding of operations, budgeting, and reporting for all care setting types. Prior to joining RSS, she was the Senior Director of FP&A over Brookdale’s Southeast Division, comprised of 270 communities, and most recently, the Senior Director of FP&A-Core Support, which streamlined reporting and processes over the entire senior housing portfolio. In this role, Stacy was also responsible for the FP&A component of Brookdale’s concierge program as well as strategic marketing. Stacy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies.

Team member Stacy at Navion Senior Living

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Our Senior Housing Experience

The principals of Navion Senior Living have a combined 100+ years of experience developing and operating senior housing across the state of North Carolina. Each of the communities in the map above have been developed, owned, or operated by Navion's leadership team. Explore our experience by clicking on any of the communities listed above.

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