ALFA/Spader 20 Groups Raising the bar for excellence
You’re experienced, resourceful and successful, but sometimes you face problems even you can’t solve alone. So where do you turn for insight, ideas and concrete tactics to strengthen your business? ALFA/Spader 20 Groups. Since 1977, Spader has created peer group experiences revealing the secret to improved performance and profitability.
ALFA has partnered with Spader to offer
member CEOs of small- to mid-sized senior living companies a peer group
to exchange information, best practices, common challenges, and future
opportunities for excellence and profitability.
Are ALFA/Spader 20 Groups right for you?
Harness the Power of Your Peers with ALFA/Spader 20 Groups
Representatives from the Spader Group will host an information session at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo, to share information on the newly formed AFLA/Spader 20 Groups for senior living and how you can become part of this exclusive group.
ALFA/ Spader 20 Groups Get You Results
CHEAT Sheet - ALFA's Latest Industry News
As Alzheimer’s becomes more prevalent among the nation’s older adults, senior living communities are creating innovative ways to create nurturing environments that support, inspire and enhance quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones.
The National Institutes of Health presented a special budget this week for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to the Health and Human Services Department, outlining the best approach NIH would take if it had no financial limitations in seeking a cure for these dementias.
Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, according to a new Medicare Trustees report. This remains largely unchanged from last year’s projections, but with an improved long-term outlook. The trust fund will remain solvent 13 years longer than the trustees projected in 2009.
The Administration on Aging, part of the federal government’s Administration for Community Living, announced the award of $4 million in new grants to expand falls prevention efforts. The funding will cover communities in seven states over the next two years.
ALFA executive report “ALFA Advocates for You” is now available for members, showcasing the many ways ALFA engages on the state and federal levels to ensure a favorable operating environment for senior living businesses through education, advocacy and development of the highest quality standards for senior living.
Asking for (and getting) a raise is about a lot more than whether or not you need more money. It's a time to prove that you're valuable to your company, and that you're worth the extra investment, as well as a chance to reflect on your overall performance as an employee. If you do it right, you may just get the raise you want.
The deadline to submit to the 2015 Senior Living by Design Awards competition is July 31. ALFA created the awards program to recognize innovative design solutions honoring resident choice and promoting independence. Unlike other design competitions, Senior Living by Design is highly tuned to functionality; aesthetic appeal is just one element of judging criteria. Architects/designers and senior living companies are invited to submit projects.
The Justice Department has issued additional guidance on the use of service animals in relation to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The guidance is meant to further assist people who use service animals as well as public places covered by the ADA such as retailers, hotels, medical facilities, hospitals and other places open to the public.