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Featured senior living news stories include "ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo Delivers Unforgettable Experience," "State Laws Limit Senior Living Providers’ Ability to Meet Consumer Demand," and "Tips for Approaching the Topic of Assisted Living With an Older Adult."
Featured senior living news stories include, "Award-Winning Programs Raise the Bar in Senior Living", "Psychologically Vulnerable Seniors More Susceptible to Financial Exploitation, Study Finds" and "Executive Perspectives: Shockwaves in Senior Living".
Featured senior living news stories include, "Employer Mandate, Building Codes Top New Tool Kits from ALFA," "Researchers Find Three Causes to Ageism" and "DEA Announces National Drug Take-Back Initiative."
Recent Senior Living News:
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services met on Monday, April 29, to hear presentations from international partners on their efforts to address Alzheimer's disease. Videos and other meeting files are now available for public viewing.
A large survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that 13 percent of Americans aged 60 and older reported worsening memory loss or confusion in the previous year, highlighting the need to be alert for early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
A new study has found that middle-aged and older adults who experienced symptoms of insomnia had an increased likelihood of being hospitalized, utilize home health care services, and require care in a nursing home.
Attendees of the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo will look upon their experience as a time that they went through tremendous professional and personal growth, established long-lasting business connections, and gathered together to help create the future of senior living.
A new study has found that those genetically predisposed to live longer are much less likely to suffer from dementia or other cognitive problems as they grow older.
As the assisted living sector evolves and grows in popularity, so do consumers’ expectations of what care and services they can expect from this model. Yet, state assisted living regulations haven’t uniformly kept up with rising demand.
The ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo will close with a candid conversation about the future of senior living entitled "Insights from the C-Suite." This roundtable discussion features a blockbuster group of innovative leaders from across the industry, and will elucidate the key business challenges facing senior living.
Highlights to look forward to today include keynote speaker Jim FitzGibbon and the Hero Awards Luncheon with Special Guest Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush.
The ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo continues today beginning with inspirational keynote Speaker Benjamin Zander and ending with an Evening of Comedy featuring the Capitol Steps.
Special events occurring in the Expo hall Tuesday include authentic North Carolina BBQ, Happy Hour Bars, and attendee drawings that can net unique perks for Expo visitors.
On Monday, May 6, senior living executives from across the country gathered to kick off the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo.
The ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo begins today with a few select events including the Eighth Annual ALFAPAC Golf Classic, the invite-only President's Council Reception, and the first day of the Executive Director Leadership Institute.
Each year, ALFA recognizes the achievements of those dedicated to enriching the lives of older adults adults in senior living communities.
ALFA attendees, grab a coffee at Cafe ALFA on May 8th and then join your peers for a facilitated discussion by ALFA's Executive Roundtable Members at the ALFA Expo on Wednesday, May 8th from 11am-12pm. There will be 7 simultaneous discussions, each with their own table topic, trend or area of interest. The tables will be marked with a sign. No need to RSVP, just show up with your thinking caps on!
Are you looking for ways to save energy, reduce operating costs, and get some positive publicity for your efficiency efforts? Register by May 31, 2013 to compete in the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule that would represent an increase in payments to hospitals of approximately $27 million in 2014.
A new study has found that psychologically vulnerable older adults, those with higher depression scores and lower socioeconomic status, are significantly more likely to experience financial elder abuse than their peers.
New research indicates that older adults who follow the Mediterranean diet receive protection from memory loss and cognitive decline.
Featured employers include Brightview Senior Living, Senior Lifestyle Corporation, Gurwin Jewish ~ Fay J. Lindner Residences, Senior Whole Health, Good Neighbor Care Centers, LLC, Belmont Village Scottsdale, Life Care Services, New Perspective Senior Living, Winnwood Retirement
Important information for Conference & Expo attendees and exhibitors.
Negative age-based stereotypes have become a major issue in the United States, and ageism will become and even bigger issue as the number of older adults is expected to double over of the next two decades. Researchers have discovered the three main issues that are at the root of ageism.
The 2013 ALFA Senior Living Compensation Survey is open to assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing care and convalescent care companies. The data collected will only be shared with participating companies and will offer powerful information on the national and local compensation marketplace for the senior living industry.
The old saying “the only thing constant is change” applies to the senior living industry. ALFA has published two new tool kits that will help you prepare for critical changes in health care law, assisted living regulations, and building codes.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has announced its most recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, to take place this Saturday, April 27. This event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of prescription drug disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.
With several new faces on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, the Assisted Living Federation of America’s (ALFA) top priorities continue to be educating Congress and raising awareness of current senior living issues.
In an effort to promote quality care and reduce expenses, the Affordable Care Act mandated payment reductions for hospitals with high rates of readmissions. Now it appears that nursing homes may also be held accountable for hospital readmissions.
Results of a new study indicate that exercise programs can slow the physical deterioration of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, without increasing overall costs for care.
Assisted living communities have long struggled with being classified along with other types of institutional-type buildings such as hospitals and nursing homes. Under national building and fire safety codes, this has led to costly and sometimes unnecessary building features to adhere with codes that are not specifically geared toward assisting living resident safety. Until now.
A new report reveals that the median cost of a room in an assisted living community is less than half the median cost of a private room in a skilled nursing facility. The report surveyed almost 15,000 long-term care providers across the United States.
Friday, April 12, 2013 is the last day to submit an entry for judgment in the National Mature Media Awards, a program that promotes excellence in senior living by recognizing the best marketing, communications, educational materials and programs for adults aged 50 or more, the nation's fastest growing population.
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Brookdale Senior Living has agreed to acquire seven senior living communities with a total of 613 apartments for an aggregate purchase price of $80.9 million. Brookdale has been managing six of the communities since September 2011.
All of us, at the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association, were saddened last week to learn that former Governor George M. Leader passed away at the age of ninety five years. The Board of Directors, staff, and over 150 members at PALA extend our deepest sympathies to all of the Leader family.
Holiday Retirement has renewed their partnership with non-profit Outward Bound for Veterans and Outward Bound Canada to raise $1.2 million to support more than 600 veterans in the United States and Canada.
Skilled nursing centers at 14 Brookdale Senior Living communities were ranked among U.S. News' Best Nursing Homes. All received five stars – the highest overall rating – from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
American House Senior Living Communities acquired a 78-apartment senior living community in Sterling Heights, MI $7.65 million.
CHEAT Sheet - ALFA's Latest Industry News
The old saying “the only thing constant is change” applies to the senior living industry. ALFA has published two new tool kits that will help you prep...
The 2013 ALFA Senior Living Compensation Survey is open to assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing care and convalescent care companies. ...
Are you frustrated by confusing building code requirements that seem to contradict state assisted living regulations? ALFA is hosting a webinar and of...
With more than double the executive-level educational sessions of previous years, the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo is a greater value than ever before....
If members of Congress do not act soon, dramatic reductions in federal funding (known as the sequester) for medical research for Alzheimer’s disease w...