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Weekly ALFA Update Archives:

05/21/2015
Other featured senior living news stories include "ALFA Applauds Texas Assisted Living Association for Successful Advocacy," "White House Conference on Aging Addresses Retirement Security Issues" and "Alzheimer’s Summit Experts Offer Research Agenda Framework."
05/14/2015
Other featured senior living news stories include "HHS Branch Slams Tactics of Alzheimer’s Drug Maker," "Study: Use of Walking Aids Increases by 50% During Last Decade," and "ACL Hosts Webinar on New Rule for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs."
05/07/2015
Other featured senior living news stories include "ALFA Launches Senior Living 2025 Campaign," "ALFA Names Two New Directors to Board," and "ALFA Honors Exemplary Community Leader, Heroes."

Recent Senior Living News:

05/22/2015
We are witnessing an unprecedented transformation of the health care industry. There has been a rapid growth in jobs and an explosion in the number of start-ups. Physicians and nurses are being called upon to lead these new health care enterprises — and are assuming a higher level of influence in the business of health care than ever before.
05/20/2015
More Americans proactively will seek to reside in senior living communities, and the industry has a role to play in ensuring that consumers will be financially prepared for their retirement years. CEOs from the nation’s leading senior living providers gathered to address these issues and share their predictions for the industry’s future at ALFA’s Senior Living Executive conference in Tampa, Florida, May 4-7.
05/20/2015
ALFA applauds state partner the Texas Assisted Living Association for its success in advocating for meaningful assisted living legislation at the Texas Capitol. TALA recognized the prior law posed a significant barrier to resident choice and was pleased to work in particular with lawmakers Texas State Rep. John Zerwas (R-Richmond) and Senate sponsor State Sen. Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) to change the law.
05/20/2015
The White House Conference on Aging has released a retirement security policy brief focusing on issues related to Social Security, increasing retirement security and employer-based retirement savings options, and ensuring workers receive retirement investment advice in their best interest.
05/20/2015
The National Institutes of Health recently released recommendations providing a framework for an Alzheimer’s disease research agenda that was developed at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention.
05/20/2015
National Center on Elder Abuse is hosting a webinar “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Toward a Global Framework on its 10th Anniversary.
05/19/2015
Your “best self” is the foundation of values-based leadership, which can be practiced by anyone from the cubicle to the corner office by following four key principles.
05/18/2015
The question that most people ask themselves as they walk into their boss's office to negotiate their salaries is likely some variant of "What am I going to say?" But according to hostage negotiator Chris Voss, that might be the least important thing to keep in mind when negotiating.
05/15/2015
Some people have all the career luck. You know the ones I’m talking about: They get to attend all the special conferences, give the important presentations, and land the high-profile assignments. And they never have to look for jobs—the best jobs seem to find them.
05/13/2015
Senior living communities are facing tremendous challenges in hiring and retaining employees to care for residents with sophisticated needs. Three companies shared their strategies for developing and supporting an engaged workforce at the 2015 ALFA Senior Living Executive Conference.
05/13/2015
Federal and state policies generally encourage the use of available generic drug products as do private payers such as insurers and others, which is why a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services expressed concern over the recent actions of Actavis and Forest Laboratories regarding its product Namenda, a drug used to treat moderate to severe dementia from Alzheimer’s disease.
05/13/2015
Older adults using mobility devices such as canes, wheelchairs and scooters do not fall more than those who do not use them, according to a new National Health and Aging Trends study.
05/13/2015
To clarify ambiguities and resolve “long-standing issues” within the Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs, the Administration on Community Living has been working on developing regulations since 2011. It is hosting a webinar to review the provisions and provide an opportunity for questions.
05/13/2015
The National Institutes of Health is encouraging people to volunteer for clinical trials that look for ways to prevent, slow and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The trials seek Alzheimer’s patients as well as caregivers and others
05/07/2015
Formalizing standards around memory care is the top priority for the newly formed ALFA Memory Care Roundtable. The group, which met in person for the first time May 4 at the 2015 ALFA Senior Living Conference in Tampa, is “not designed to be a support group,” but rather a “workgroup to put more effort behind the advocacy we do every day,” said Maria Nadelstumph, VP of organizational development and program excellence for Brandywine Senior Living, who moderated the meeting.
05/07/2015
The Assisted Living Federation of America unveiled the Senior Living 2025 campaign, an initiative designed to coalesce the industry around major issues impacting senior living – workforce development, quality care, operational excellence and consumer choice.
05/07/2015
The Assisted Living Federation of America announced that John Moore, founder, Chairman and CEO of Atria Senior Living, based in Louisville, KY, and William Pettit, Jr., President and CEO of Merrill Gardens, based in Seattle, WA, were elected to join the ALFA Board of Directors.
05/07/2015
The Assisted Living Federation of America announced that Donna Hester, executive director of Elmcroft of Sherwood in Little Rock, Arkansas, was honored with the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Hester was recognized at the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference in Tampa, Florida.
05/07/2015
The Assisted Living Federation of America announced the winners of the ALFA 2015 Best of the Best Awards in the May/June issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. These annual awards honor new innovations that promote resident quality of life and business excellence in the field of senior living. ALFA recognized the winning best practices at the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference, May 4-7 in Tampa, FL.
04/28/2015
Senior living had a reason to celebrate in Florida this week with the passage of a meaningful assisted living reform bill by the state legislature.


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