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.
cheatsheet, Engage, Facts and Figures, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate
Senior Living Executive each year combs through data to put together a list of senior living’s Largest Providers. The issue is one of the magazine’...
CEO, cheatsheet, Choice, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design, Senior Living Options, Space Planning and Design, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Design and aesthetics are an integral part of today’s senior living communities and the most recent issue of Senior Living Executive highlights the wi...
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Life Safety, Managed Risk, Security, Technology Infrastructure
Status Solutions of Charlottesville, Va., won in the Information Technology category in 2014 for its SARA eMessenger mobile, or Situational Awareness ...
CEO, cheatsheet, Green Living, Property Management
Independent living communities are now eligible to apply for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star accreditation, joining assisted living ...
Property Management, Utilities
When choosing an electricity supply contract, customers have several price options. A fixed-price supply contract stipulates that the customer pays th...
Choice, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design, Senior Living Options, Space Planning and Design
Hotel-like finishes, materials, and spaces become more commonplace. Share your innovations by entering the Senior Living by Design competition.
Insurance, Property Management, Real Estate
The Office of Housing and Urban Development has made changes to documents in its Section 232 program, which provides mortgage insurance for assisted l...
cheatsheet, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Property Management, Reports
Residents, staff and family help make a senior living community the special place it is, but the design of a building inside and out can be just as im...
Land/Site Development, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate, Space Planning and Design
The deadline is approaching to enter this year’s Senior Living by Design competition. The annual design competition celebrates architects, design firm...
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Property Management
The biennial National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), an initiative to monitor trends in the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term ca...
Featured Magazine Articles, Furnishings, Property Management, Senior Living Executive, Space Planning and Design
Changing attitudes about aging and a more educated consumer drive more diverse and flexible resident-focused offerings.
cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Engage, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate, Senior Living by Design, Senior Living Options
Responding to consumer and operational demand, providers plan for technology in the design phase. Share your innovations by entering the Senior Livin...
Land/Site Development, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate
Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Residential Care Facilities has issued a new Section 232 handbook including language of interest to assisted...
Land/Site Development, Managed Risk, Property Management
The Facilities Guidelines Institute has released an updated document of standards for the design and construction of residential health, care and supp...
cheatsheet, Choice, Furnishings, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate, Senior Living by Design
Senior living design is never static. Tastes change, design trends evolve over time. As generations shift, the needs and wants of residents evolve too...
cheatsheet, Choice, Land/Site Development, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design, Space Planning and Design
The ALFA Senior Living by Design awards program is back and revised for 2014. The annual competition honors architects, design firms and senior living...
Acquisitions, cheatsheet, Finance, Property Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
The senior housing and care industry has appointed its first chief economist, Beth Burnham Mace. Mace joined the National Investment Center as its ...
Compliance, Physical Plant, Property Management
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced a proposed rule adopting updated life safety codes affecting long-term care communities.
Active & Engaged Seniors, Choice, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Options
“Breaking the stereotype” is how Jeff Getek, a public affairs manager for Erickson Living, describes his company’s philosophy that senior living commu...
Acquisitions, CEO, cheatsheet, Partnerships, Property Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
Senior living was on a roll in 2013 and ALFA’s Senior Living Executive magazine once again offers its annual look at the largest senior living provide...
Active & Engaged Seniors, Family Relations, Physical Plant, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Social Media
A new wave of tech start-ups seeks to provide products and services helpful to seniors and their caregivers, PBS NewsHour reports. It’s a potential bi...
CEO, cheatsheet, Green Living, Partnerships, Property Management, Strategy, Utilities
Senior living communities just like all of us have to be smart shoppers. They purchase the obvious supplies that are seen and touched daily such as fo...
Acquisitions, Business, cheatsheet, Engage, Featured Magazine Articles, Land/Site Development, Partnerships, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Senior Living Executive
Senior living was on a roll in 2013. True, the sector outshone most real estate types through the recession, but financing sources were chiefly REITs,...
Changes to the tax code could help senior living communities be more energy efficient
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 ...
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