Loading Please wait, logging in.
Join ALFA Member Login RSS Feed
Tagline Image
Bookmark and Share  

Argentum Update / Senior Living News

Stay in the Know with a Weekly Email from Argentum Headquarters

Subscribe to the Argentum Update e-newsletter to get the latest news and information about senior living from the weekly Argentum Update. Each week readers are guaranteed a variety of articles that will help you better understand forces shaping the senior living business, affecting seniors and their families, and raising the bar for operational excellence. RSS icon Subscribe to news RSS feed.

Weekly Argentum Update Archives:

02/04/2016
Other featured senior living news stories include "CBO Study: Medicare Enrollment Skyrocketing as Nation Ages," "NIH Unveils Public Campaign on Link Between Heart, Brain Health," "Flu Transmission Risk High at Super Bowl Parties," and "Argentum Unveils Professional Standards for Senior Living Industry."
01/27/2016
Other featured senior living news stories include "FDA Encourages Medical Device Manufacturers to Mitigate Cybersecurity Risk," "Senator: Seniors and Caregivers Must Be Alert to Tax Scams," and "Social Security Policy Negatively Impacts Older Women."
01/21/2016
Other featured senior living news stories include "Lawmaker Offers Bill Allowing Cameras in Resident Rooms, Raising Privacy Concerns," "Study: Retirement Savings Vary Widely Throughout States, Regions," and "HHS Issues New Guidelines to Improve Patient Access to Medical Records."

Recent Senior Living News:

02/05/2016
Today's job hunter should likewise focus on one thing: networking. Will you think about its importance for your current and future career? While nobody can predict with certainty which career will be right for you, it is a pretty sure bet that you'll find it and progress over time if you develop your networking skills.
02/03/2016
While there’s no single solution to address the growing appetite for affordable long-term services and supports that would be politically or financially tenable, a series of programmatic changes could help, according to a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center.
02/03/2016
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections showing Medicare enrollment is expected to grow by more than 30 percent within the next 10 years, concurrently with an increase in the number of the nation’s older adults.
02/03/2016
The National Institutes of Health has launched a public health campaign on the link between hypertension and cognitive decline and dementia.
02/03/2016
Be sure to wash your hands on Sunday before any high-fives at a Super Bowl party, says a Cornell University economist who found that geographical areas that have an NFL team advance to the Super Bowl experienced an 18 percent increase in flu-related deaths among adults over 65.
02/03/2016
Eating more seafood is not linked to a likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and in fact may help in preventing cognitive decline, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The concern had been raised due to the high level of mercury found in fish. The study examined the donated brains of 286 deceased individuals who reported their dietary habits in the years before their death.
02/03/2016
Argentum has announced a key first step in defining a model for quality and accountability in senior living by introducing a first generation of quality standards.
01/29/2016
What do Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison, Julian Robertson, Jay Chiat, Bill Walsh, George Lucas, Bob Noyce, Lorne Michaels, and Mary Kay Ash have in common? Certainly all of them are known for being talented and successful—even legendary—in their respective fields. All have reputations as innovators who pioneered new business models, products, or services that created billions of dollars in value. But there’s one thing that distinguishes...
01/26/2016
The Administration for Community Living is hosting a webinar next month “Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and their Caregivers: Gaps and Opportunities.”
01/26/2016
The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance for managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for marketed medical devices, encouraging manufacturers to address cybersecurity throughout a product’s lifecycle.
01/26/2016
Four years into a grant program enabling states to implement background check programs for long-term care employees, a new government study has found the 25 participating states have achieved varying levels of program implementation.
01/26/2016
Earlier claiming of Social Security benefits by men and women has detrimental effects on widowed seniors, particularly.
01/26/2016
The chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging has issued a statement reminding seniors and their families of persistent scams during tax season.
01/22/2016
The January buzz is New Year's resolutions. But this can get old fast as you recall past years and unfulfilled resolutions. You may ask yourself what the point is in making resolutions when you know that you won't satisfy them. Stop right there. It's time to change that mindset.
01/20/2016
Argentum is conducting a survey to better understand issues, events, and developments that will shape the senior living industry in 2025. The first phase of this research initiative was an open-ended questionnaire, offering respondents a chance to raise any and all issues they believe will be important to the senior living industry in 2025.
01/20/2016
A Utah lawmaker is reviving a bill that would permit residents of assisted living communities, or their representatives, to install cameras in their rooms but the issue raises privacy concerns for residents and visitors, reports the Deseret News.
01/20/2016
Only about half of full-time private sector workers, or about 49 percent, participate in a workplace retirement plan and about 58 percent have access to such a plan, according to data analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
01/20/2016
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has issued new guidelines designed to make it easier for patients to access their medical records.
01/20/2016
Senior living communities could reduce emergency department visits by implementing telemedicine, according to a new study published in Telemedicine and e-Health.
01/15/2016
We know that emotions are contagious. Research by UC San Diego’s James Fowler and Harvard’s Nicholas Christakis has shown that happiness is contagious, for example. If you have a friend who is happy, the probability that you will be happier rises by 25%.
01/13/2016
Senior living culinary operations experts share some of their tips for trimming dining costs throughout communities without sacrificing quality in Senior Living Executive magazine’s “10 Tips for Trimming Dining Costs.”
01/13/2016
Argentum Update readers are invited to explore the Argentum Membership and Marketing Planner to access the new 2016 membership benefits package, this year’s events calendar, Senior Living Executive magazine editorial calendar, information on the new Executive Director Certification program, and more. Senior Living Executive Conference sponsorship opportunities, magazine, and digital advertising rates for 2016 are also available at www.argentum.org/marketingplanner.
01/13/2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lacks comprehensive planning and oversight to ensure that its 72 health care workforce agency programs meet national healthcare workforce needs, according to a new government report.
01/13/2016
U.S. healthcare costs are disproportionately concentrated among older adults with multiple chronic conditions or functional limitations, with disparities particularly pronounced in the United States compared to eight other countries finds a new study from the Commonwealth Fund.
01/08/2016
It's a sad reality, but age discrimination against older workers is an issue that exists across many industries. Officially, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids age discrimination against people who are 40 or older. This is a difficult law to enforce, and workers age 50 or older sometimes feel that employers are biased against them. The solution: Use your age to your advantage. Here are six ways to effectively tackle age discrimination.
01/05/2016
Argentum in late December sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining its support for agency efforts in ensuring proper handling of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals in a long term care setting but expressing concern over certain language in a proposed rule.
01/05/2016
One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington and throughout the 50 states, with a goal to advocate for meaningful laws and regulations and try to prevent passage of reform that would negatively impact the senior living industry.
01/05/2016
The White House Conference on Aging has released its final report from a year-long dialogue with older Americans, families, caregivers, and advocates that resulted in a July 13, 2015 conference highlighting key issues in this arena. Four common themes emerged as particularly important to older Americans: retirement security, healthy aging, long-term services and supports, and elder justice, according to the White House.
01/05/2016
The Administration for Community Living has announced the 2016 Older Americans Month theme – Blaze a Trail.
01/04/2016
The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass-ALFA) invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our 2016 Fall Conference and Trade Show, the biggest annual conference dedicated to assisted and senior living in New England! Please submit your request no later than February 10th to be considered for this year’s conference.
12/22/2015
One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington and throughout the 50 states, with a goal to advocate for meaningful laws and regulations and try to prevent passage of reform that would negatively impact the senior living industry.
12/22/2015
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2015. Last year’s most widely read topics include reports on assisted living pricing, international opportunities for senior living providers, and future trends in the industry.
12/22/2015
During the holidays, adult children often discover during their visits home just how poorly mom is coping now that dad is gone. That realization sparks an influx of inquiries online as families begin to research care options. Community websites and Internet directories see a surge in inquiries in January, with increases of 50 percent or even more compared to November and December.
12/21/2015
The National Institutes of Health has released its annual report 2014-2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Advancing Research Toward a Cure,” detailing NIH supported and conducted Alzheimer’s disease research initiatives.
12/21/2015
The United States needs to strengthen its efforts to better protect the country from new infectious diseases, according to a new study that found states are lacking in their efforts. More than half of all states scored a five or lower out of 10 key indicators related to preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to outbreaks.
12/18/2015
We are in the final days of 2015, but it is never too late to end the year on a high note. We often make resolutions for the new year in January, but why not start now? Here's how to generate a plan and set realistic goals to make your career resolutions stick.
12/16/2015
30-60-90-Day Plans are like miracle workers in job interviews. They show your potential new boss that you have focus, drive, energy, initiative, and dedication to success. They elevate your conversation about the job to more significant problem-solving discussions between professionals (rather than a flaw-seeking Q&A interrogation).
12/14/2015
The pressure that the aging of America places on the nation is not evenly distributed among all states, according to a new report on healthiest states from the United Health Foundation and American Public Health Association.
12/14/2015
The National Institute on Aging offers a free toolkit to spur healthy aging and research participation by older adults. NIA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Administration for Community Living, are collaborating on the Recruiting Older Adults into Research (ROAR) project to encourage older adults and their caregivers to consider participating in research.
12/14/2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has shared revised survey materials developed for the 2014 Focused Dementia Survey Pilot and 2015 expansion effort.
12/14/2015
Registration for the American Health Lawyers Association program “Long Term Care and the Law” is now open for the event, February 22-24 in Orlando, Florida.
12/11/2015
Use the next few weeks wisely so that you can finish 2015 feeling clear, focused, and organized when the year comes to an inevitable close. (If you’re job hunting, this is an especially good time to get your ducks in a row because January is one of the best times to apply for a new job.)
12/09/2015
Argentum is conducting a survey to better understand issues, events, and developments that will shape the senior living industry in 2025.
12/09/2015
The majority of residents living in residential care communities, or 53 percent, are age 85 and older, show the latest data from the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers.
12/09/2015
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which has a mission to protect the investing public against fraud and best practices, has just wrapped up a comment period on proposed rules addressing the financial exploitation of seniors and other potentially vulnerable adults.
12/09/2015
The Senate Special Committee on Aging this week is holding a hearing on the sudden price spikes in off-patent drugs. Witnesses offering their perspectives on the issue before the committee include a John Hopkins professor of health policy and management, the director of drug information services at the University of Utah Health Care, a professor of clinical and translational research...
12/04/2015
During this gift-giving season, try to understand an employer's hiring psychology by comparing it to the mindset of a holiday shopper. Job applicants can compare the successful job seeker to that perfect gift the hiring manager wants to present to his department or company. Ask these common holiday shopping questions to understand the perspective of a hiring manager this holiday season
12/02/2015
The winners of the 2015 Argentum Senior Living by Design Awards are showcased in the latest issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. The fourth annual competition reinforces the importance of mental and physical health and wellness in creating purposeful places. This year’s winners also exhibited new ways of approaching challenges.
12/02/2015
Senior living executives and professionals are invited to attend the second annual Senior Housing Executive Course developed by Argentum and the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology and its Marshall School of Business.
12/02/2015
Health care costs for individuals with dementia were significantly higher in the last years of life compared to those who died from other diseases such as cancer, according to the National Institutes of Health.
12/02/2015
Expenditures for new drugs were concentrated among just a few drugs and most were costly for Medicare beneficiaries, shows a new Government Accountability Office investigation.
12/02/2015
Argentum welcomes Welltower CEO and Director Thomas J. DeRosa as a new member of Argentum’s Board of Directors. Welltower invests in health care infrastructure to create more healthful environments for an aging population and drive efficiencies in healthcare delivery.
11/25/2015
You may believe that the holiday season means it’s time to put your job search on hold—but that’s not true. Actually, quite a few companies hire in December, because they are spending budget money before the last quarter is over. However, even if they aren’t hiring now, you can put yourself in position to get hired in January by doing the right things now.
11/23/2015
Argentum is seeking nominations for its 2016 awards program, including awards celebrating senior living heroes, community leaders, and innovative services and programs.
11/23/2015
More than 100 House members sent a letter to the chamber’s Appropriations Committee to fund the National Institutes of Health at a level of at least $232 billion.
11/23/2015
President Obama signed the PACE Innovation Act into law this month, enabling the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop pilot projects based on the care model Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
11/23/2015
U.S. spending on healthcare continues its slow growth rate with an increase of 3.6 percent in 2013 – the lowest growth rate in 50 years, according to the California HealthCare Foundation’s 2015 edition of Health Care Costs 101.
11/23/2015
Hispanic older adults face challenges including access to retirement planning, long-term services and supports, healthcare and medication benefits and access to information that would protect them from financial fraud and abuse.
11/20/2015
Ageism is a fact of life today, mostly felt by older generations, but in reverse by some members of younger generations, too.
11/17/2015
Scientists have developed an experimental medication that aids in ameliorating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing down the aging process. The scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies examined the impact of the drug, J147 on mouse models and found it made the animals’ brain blood vessels healthier and boosted cognition and memory.
11/17/2015
The Centers for Disease Control offers a free, downloadable flu app called FluView, showing flu-like illness activity levels across the United States, flu trends over several weeks and also on-demand access to state health department websites for local surveillance information.
11/17/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has unveiled an interactive, online tool designed to aid consumers in deciding when to claim Social Security retirement benefits.
11/17/2015
Busy physicians caring for older adults are likely to encounter a victim of some type of elder abuse on a frequent basis, regardless of whether the physician recognizes the abuse, according to a new article reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
11/17/2015
Although there is no ideal solution, more Americans would have a greater incentive to purchase long-term care plans if those plans were changed and their costs reduced, according to a new study that offers potential consumer choices by examining three new proposed insurance options.
11/13/2015
Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t be all that important. The answers “I am not up to much” and “I have some time on my hands, actually” are not going to do much for your internal status and career.
11/12/2015
It’s Medicare open enrollment season through December 7 allowing Medicare recipients to comparison shop and change plans, but it’s also a time when scammers take advantage of older consumers through deceptive practices.
11/12/2015
Early treatment of people 65 and older who are hospitalized with the flu with antiviral medications cuts the duration of their hospital stay and reduces their risk of needing extended care after they are discharged, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control.
11/12/2015
Social Security has been a remarkably successful program in reducing poverty for older adults, but this achievement will be challenged by its long-term financing shortfall as the Social Security Trust Fund is projected to be depleted by 2034, according to a new research brief that looks at poverty among the elderly.
11/12/2015
Approximately two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 are considering retirement with 62 percent planning to retire within the next three years, according to a new survey by AMN Healthcare and its Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals.
11/12/2015
President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983 – at a time in the United States when fewer than 2 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Today, there are more than 5 million people with the disease.
11/06/2015
Submitting online applications can feel like throwing rocks into the abyss. You don’t quite know where to aim or where they’ll land. And too often, when you click submit, all you get in return is an automated email that your materials have been received. We’ve all been there.
11/04/2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is asking for feedback on a proposal to revise the discharge planning requirements that hospitals, including long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, critical access hospitals and home health agencies, must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
11/04/2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the use of antipsychotic drugs on assisted living residents.
11/04/2015
Seven years after the Great Recession, which began with the collapse of U.S. homes prices in 2007, there are still about 7.5 million homeowners whose homes are worth less money that what is owed on them, says a new report from the Center for American Progress.
11/04/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program is accepting applications for Energy Star certification. Companies that wish to certify buildings and plants upgrades must submit an application by 11 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 16.
11/04/2015
Argentum’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Judges gave the The Arbor Company a nod as a Best of the Best Award Program to Spotlight in the category of Sales & Marketing for their Arbor Education Through the Arts Initiative.
10/30/2015
Oftentimes soft skills are indicated with words such as team player, detail-oriented, creative, innovative, problem solver/critical thinker, visionary, responsible, dependable, flexible, effective communicator, resourceful, professional, and more. While soft skills are important to employers, simply labeling the resume with these words or saying it at the job interview won’t produce much results.
10/28/2015
Total health spending for people with dementia was more than a quarter-million dollars per person during the last five years of life, which is approximately 57 percent greater than costs associated with death from other diseases such as cancer and heart disease, according to a new analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
10/28/2015
Argentum’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. We invite members to share their insights, the challenges they face and the solutions created to solve them by visiting argentum.org/best.
10/28/2015
Criminal enterprises are a pervasive problem in fraud schemes involving home health, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs, transportation and medical clinic settings, and the government is taking steps to stem some of these problems, according to testimony in a Senate hearing.
10/28/2015
While quality measurement in health care is used to drive improvement and provide accountability of the health care system to consumers and payers, quality measures assessing person-centered outcomes are lacking, says a new NCQA policy brief.
10/28/2015
Nearly 200 senior living executives gathered in Rancho Mirage, California to network and attend educational sessions at the 2015 Argentum Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22.
10/23/2015
There are certain times in life when it pays to look at what you have and be happy with it—rather than angle for a shiny upgrade. Your old, reliable car fits this bill. So does your perfectly fine tablet or iPhone. For most of us, however, jobs are an exception to this rule.
10/20/2015
Argentum has filed comments opposing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed regulations that would revise the requirements for long term care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid.
10/20/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency is reaching out to Independent living communities, seeking their participation in a water efficiency project. EPA’s Energy Star program launched a 1-100 score for communities and has been conducting analysis and developing a model in hopes of creating the score for commercial building water efficiency
10/20/2015
Nearly two-thirds of American adults, or about 65 percent, use social networking sites, up from 7 percent when Pew Research Center began systematically tracking social media usage in 2005.
10/20/2015
Consumers can expect to see changes in Medicare prescription drug plans (PDP), according to new analysis released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and culled from the Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services data.
10/20/2015
The Administration for Community Living has awarded the first-ever federal grants specifically designated to improve states’ Adult Protective Services (APS) systems.
10/16/2015
No matter where you are in your career, from student to seasoned employee, you can leverage LinkedIn. Here are some high-impact (but-low effort) strategies to try out.
10/14/2015
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Legend Senior Living took home a Best of the Best Award in the category of Green Living & Property Management for their SafetyWorx program.
10/13/2015
Although Hurricane Joaquin hit South Carolina hard, causing wide swaths of devastation throughout the state professionally managed senior living communities there largely were prepared to meet the disruption. It’s a reminder that everyone should prepare throughout the year for a wide range of emergencies.
10/13/2015
ALFA sent a letter last week to the Veterans Benefits Administration regarding proposed annual reporting requirements for veterans and surviving spouses who receive non-service connected pensions, expressing concern that the new requirements could be “excessive.” ALFA members currently serve thousands of veterans and their spouses who live in senior living communities.
10/13/2015
New government data is available on states’ residential care setting regulations through a new compendium from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
10/13/2015
The Justice Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service have announced Elder Justice AmeriCorps, a new grant program providing legal assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The project also aims to promote pro bono capacity building in the field.
10/09/2015
Think about the people you know who are successful in their personal and professional lives. Were they born destined for success? How do they make reaching goals that most would consider completely unfeasible seem so easy? It’s not fate. Instead, they all have one thing in common: resilience. The good news is we all have it in us. All we have to do is learn to develop and utilize it.
10/06/2015
The Pan American Health Organization, which is the World Health Organization’s agency for the Americas, has adopted a regional plan of action on dementia. The plan obliges countries to develop national dementia plans, including promoting risk reduction strategies, ensuring a rights-based approach for care and support for people living with dementia, better training for health professionals as well as more funding for research.
10/06/2015
Many holders of long-term care insurance let their policies lapse, even after holding them for years, and a study by the Center for Retirement Research finds that people who subsequently need assisted care are the most likely to let their policies lapse.
10/06/2015
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Brookdale was honored with a Best of the Best Awards Program to Spotlight in the category of Human Resources for their Leadership Skills Development Program.
10/06/2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expressed concern about widespread servicing failures reported by student loan borrowers, which also can affect older consumers, and has released a set of principles for policymakers and market participants to improve borrower outcomes and reduce default.
10/02/2015
What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of trust and keeping morale high. It would monitor individual and team performance with the precision of the best quantified-self app, and provide real-time feedback to boost everybody’s productivity.
09/30/2015
ALFA introduced its new name, tagline and logo this week – Argentum, reflecting the organization’s expanded direction, priorities and focus.
09/30/2015
Bed Handles Inc. has once again announced a recall of its adult portable bed handles due to serious entrapment and strangulation hazards as it has received a less than 1% response rate to the initial recall.
09/30/2015
As part of ALFA's continuing effort to increase its voice in Washington, ALFA recently hired a full-time PAC Administrator – Neil Cohen. As PAC administrator, Neil will be in charge of building the association's PAC brand, working with member companies to conduct fundraising campaigns, collaborating with members, organizing related events and more.
09/30/2015
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. The Plaza Assisted Living, based out of Honolulu, HI, was honored with a Best of the Best Awards Program to Spotlight in the category of Resident and Family Engagement for their Photovoice Project.
09/29/2015
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), which advocates for excellence in senior living, today introduced its new name and logo. The new name, Argentum, reflects the organization’s expanded direction, priorities and focus.
09/25/2015
Recruiters hold the key to your next job. Do you understand what's really important to these company gatekeepers?
09/23/2015
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent living, assisted living and memory care. We invite members to share their insights, the challenges they face and the solutions created to solve them by visiting alfa.org/best. Autumn Leaves took home a Best of the Best Award in the category of Resident and Family Engagement for their Caring Angels program.
09/23/2015
Join fellow members of ALFA’s Executive Roundtables and President’s Council at the annual Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
09/23/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule establishing management standards for pharmaceutical waste that is classified as “hazardous” under the federal law.
09/23/2015
A panel of the Food and Drug Administration has voted to recommend approval of a new flu vaccine designed for older adults. It would be the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed for use in adults 65 and older.
09/23/2015
The Department of Health and Human Services in concert with more than 35 partners has released a newly updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020.
09/18/2015
Regardless of your age, background, or accomplishments, you have probably fantasized about the possibility of a new career at some point in your life – those who haven’t are the exception.
09/15/2015
A large, national clinical trial to study the effect of resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease found that a biomarker that declines as the dementia progresses was stabilized in those who took the high-dose, purified form of resveratrol which is found in red wine and chocolate. The trial used a pill with resveratrol equivalent to the amount found in 1,000 bottles of red wine.
09/15/2015
The senior living sales and marketing arena is a constantly evolving landscape with intense competitive pressure. Senior Living Executive conducted a virtual executive focus group with these executives to discuss new developments facing them, such as the latest technologies for generating and tracking leads, and increasing consumer demands.
09/15/2015
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.
09/15/2015
Join fellow members of ALFA’s Executive Roundtables and President’s Council at the annual Senior Living Executive Forum, Oct. 21-22 at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
09/15/2015
Following the curve of the U.S. population, the nation’s workforce is aging but older workers often face age discrimination, reports the Pew Charitable Trusts.
09/14/2015
First impressions matter. A job interview is indeed your first opportunity to impress upon a prospective employer just how amazing you are. And yet many people make one really simple, easy-to-fix mistake that sets the tone for the entire thing: They walk in empty-handed.
09/11/2015
Confidence is somewhat elusive. You know you have to be confident if you want to make a good impression in the professional world, but earning that confidence isn’t as easy as it seems. For some, confidence comes naturally, but for most, it’s harder to achieve—especially in unfamiliar situations or with unfamiliar people.
09/09/2015
The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing drastic changes to its “white collar” overtime exemptions in the Fair Labor Standards Act. These changes will impact many ALFA member employees who are currently deemed to be exempt from overtime if they are executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, or computer professionals.

MEMBERS in the News

02/04/2016
The LaSalle Group, Inc., a national leader in residential memory care with more than 40 Autumn Leaves® communities nationwide, has named HR executive Kim Alleman as senior vice president of people and culture.
02/02/2016
he results are in and according to cleaning managers across the country, 44 percent agree the recession is over, up five percent from last year's results. This is one of many interesting facts resulting from the 2015 Cleaning Industry Insights Survey, released today by P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble.
02/02/2016
Senior Lifestyle announced that Lisa A. Fordyce has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. As COO, Fordyce will be responsible for leading the overall operational business strategies and care initiatives for the company.
02/01/2016
Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN) today announced that Kenneth J. Bacon has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Bacon has an extensive background in finance and real estate having served in senior positions at Morgan Stanley, the Resolution Trust Corporation and the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae).
02/01/2016
As a referral partner to the senior care industry, and through its award-winning Digital Marketing Academy, Caring.com is pleased to announce the launch of "Content Made Simple," a content marketing program to support senior care companies. The program will provide a range of services to help senior care companies share informative content that engages Baby Boomers and older adults.

View more member news

CHEAT Sheet - ALFA's Latest Industry News
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections showing Medicare enrollment is expected to grow by more than 30 percent within the next ...
Argentum has announced a key first step in defining a model for quality and accountability in senior living by introducing a first generation of quali...
Caring for residents in the 21st century requires monitoring the latest research on the science of aging and keeping up with trends in what it means t...
Four years into a grant program enabling states to implement background check programs for long-term care employees, a new government study has found ...
The chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging has issued a statement reminding seniors and their families of persistent scams during tax seaso...