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.
Choice, Engage, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design, Space Planning and Design
Stellar design in senior living is more than local architectural identity. It goes beyond beauty, and transcends into comfort and wellness. It’s impor...
CEO, cheatsheet, Physical Plant, Property Management, Utilities
Senior living communities search regularly for ways to cut costs in some areas and to boost resources in others in their mission to provide the best c...
Business Planning, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design
The 2015 Senior Living by Design Awards competition is now open. Nominations will be accepted through July 31. ALFA created the awards program to rec...
CEO, cheatsheet, Continuing Education, Executive Team Development, Human Resources, Organization Development, Professional Development, Property Management
ALFA, through the soon-to-be launched Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC), will be developing a certification program for assisted living ex...
Engage, Risk Management, Security
No one wants to think about disasters affecting us, but they do happen. Natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, or man-made disa...
cheatsheet, Engage, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design
The 2015 Senior Living by Design Awards competition is now open. ALFA created the awards program to recognize innovative design solutions honoring ...
Compliance, Federal Agency Activity, Physical Plant, Risk Management, Security
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and ...
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Finance, Growth Strategies, Property Management, Reports, Strategy
Pick any metric – occupancy, acquisition, inventory, new investments - and the end result is that senior living was hot in 2014, according to an anal...
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Reports
Alzheimer’s Disease International has released a new report “Dementia Friendly Communities,” focusing on global examples of neighborhoods, towns, citi...
Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Property Management, Reports
The Centers for Disease Control has released new state web tables using data from its National Study of Long-Term Care Providers conducted in 2012.
ALFA is collecting data for the 2015 Largest Senior Living Provider list, which appears in the March/April edition of ALFA’s Senior Living Executive m...
Federal Agency Activity, Insurance, Property Management
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule revising the financial reporting guidelines for operators participating in the...
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Growth Strategies, Property Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
Assisted living communities experienced occupancy levels of 89.4 percent, the best showing since late 2007, according to the National Investment Cente...
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 ...
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