The following articles are from the ALFA Update, case studies from Senior Living Executive, and audio files from ALFA's conference sessions. Building and Technology articles focus on ideas, best practices and solutions to problems related to green living, physical plant, space planning, and security.
Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Property Management, Strategy
Memory care has come a long way. From a not-too-distant past when little was known about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to the present day when the ...
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Physical Plant, Wellness Program
Aquatic pools offer a host of advantages for senior living residents. Here are four benefits of warm water therapy.
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Reports
The Northeast houses more residential care communities with dementia special care apartments than other areas of the country, and that’s just one of t...
cheatsheet, Choice, Engage, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design, Senior Living Options
What’s extra special in person-centered senior living? Two renowned architects chose their favorite senior living spaces, highlighted in the November/...
CEO, cheatsheet, Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management
Data privacy and security are not new issues to senior living operators, and many have made serious headway in protection of protected health informat...
2014 Best of the Best Awards Are Open; See Which Senior Living Communities Received Accolades in 2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Engage, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living Options, Space Planning and Design, Strategy
The 2014 Best of the Best awards are now open, recognizing innovative new programs and services that are defining the future of senior living. What’s ...
Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Branding, Business, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Leadership, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Falls Prevention, Finance, Green Living, Hero Awards, Human Resources, Managed Risk, Marketing Strategy, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Partnerships, Physical Plant, Property Management, Risk Management, Staffing & Performance
ALFA has opened up nominations for its annual awards program, designed to recognize outstanding individuals and best practices in the field of senior ...
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Consumer Intelligence, Dining, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Organization Development, Partnerships, Property Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Risk Management, Security, Senior Living Industry Events, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Staffing & Performance, Value-Added Amenities and Services
On October 16-17, ALFA hosted 150 executives who work to advance excellence in senior living at the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Executive Forum. The two-d...
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Community Acting to Reduce Energy (CARE), Green Living, Property Management
While many new projects aim for LEED certification, Brightview Senior Living’s holistic approach to going green includes retrofitting existing buildin...
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Life Safety, Managed Risk, Reports, Research, Science and Technology, Security
Using a series of carefully tuned wireless sensors, researchers from the University of Utah have created a system that can determine when a senior suf...
Are you interested in applying for the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for your community? The EPA announced the last day ...
Award Programs, cheatsheet, Senior Living by Design, Space Planning and Design
Enter your innovative residence designs today! All entries and submissions due Friday, August 16.
Audits, Best of the Best Awards, Business, cheatsheet, Compliance, Risk Management, Security, Workers Compensation
To create a safer environment for both residents and employees, Silverado Senior Living invested in a unique inspection program that was honored as a ...
Business, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Green Living, Health and Wellness, Physical Plant, Property Management, Strategy, Utilities
Senior living providers are realizing the environmental benefits of going green for their communities and their residents, and they’re doing it withou...
Senior Living by Design, Space Planning and Design
Does your senior living community have an amazing layout and beautiful, functional living space? If so, get recognized for it in ALFA's Senior Living ...
Online energy measurement and tracking tool, used by more than 19% of the senior living market, makes it easier than ever to save energy and cut green...
Business, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Science and Technology, Strategy
What is the average cost of your senior living community’s electricity bill? Who’s in charge of reviewing and paying your community’s monthly electric...
Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Branding, Business, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Consumer Intelligence, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management
Named a Best of the Best Program to Spotlight, Benchmark Senior Living’s Bedford Falls-It’s a Wonderful Life program proves that going green is not on...
Green Living, Property Management
The average green building achieves: 30 percent energy savings, 35-50 percent CO2 savings, and 50-90 percent water cost savings. Learn how to go green...
Senior Living by Design, Space Planning and Design
The second-annual ALFA Senior Living By Design awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative arc...
Business, Compliance, Managed Risk, Risk Management, Webinars
Are you familiar with OSHA’s new Global Harmonization System requirements for Hazard Communication? Did you know that your employees must be trained o...
Business, cheatsheet, Compliance, Life Safety, Managed Risk, Physical Plant, Property Management, Resident and Family Services, Risk Management, Security
For Tim Buchanan, the Oklahoma tornadoes were more than just grisly pictures on CNN. As CEO of Legend Senior Living, he saw Jefferson Gardens in Edmon...
Business, cheatsheet, Physical Plant, Property Management, Security, Technology Infrastructure, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Senior living providers are actively seeking ways to make sure employees can provide residents the best care in the most efficient way possible, and t...
Recent changes to the International Building Code (IBC) will have an impact on new construction for assisted living. The change will also more closely...
Today, many senior living organizations serve residents living with dementia through specially dedicated environments and/or programs suited to their ...
Green Living, Physical Plant, PowerPoint Presentations
The benefits of adopting environmentally sound business practices are well documented. Greenification is both a tool to improve the quality of life in...
Green Living, Physical Plant, PowerPoint Presentations, Space Planning and Design
As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50...
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...
Business, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Compliance, Employee Compensation, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Insurance, Property Management, Public Policy, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management
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...
Assisted living communities have long struggled with being classified along with other types of institutional-type buildings such as hospitals and nur...
ALFA Tool Kits
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SENIOR Living Jobs
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