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Business Planning and Finance

Articles on senior living

The following articles are from the ALFA Update, case studies from Senior Living Executive, and audio files from ALFA's conference sessions. Business planning articles focus on ideas, best practices and solutions to problems related to finance, risk management planning, business continuity and growth and change management. 

1/21/2015
Advocacy, Allied Member, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Membership, Partnerships, Provider Member, Strategy
ALFA has been working diligently to evolve into an organization positioned and equipped to address the long-term needs of the senior living industry. ...
1/21/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Hospice, Medicare, Partnerships, Reports
Medicare payments for hospice care in assisted living communities has more than doubled in five years, totaling $2.1 billion in 2012, according to a n...
1/13/2015
cheatsheet, Growth Strategies, Membership, Property Management, Provider Member, Reports
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...
1/13/2015
Audits, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Membership, Regulations, Reports, Risk Management
ALFA has just published the 2014 Top Ten Deficiency Report, which provides a state-by-state assessment of the most common regulatory citations in seni...
1/13/2015
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...
1/13/2015
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The government is seeking in put on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The Office of the National Coordinators for Health IT is accepting...
1/7/2015
Business Planning, Growth Strategies, Membership, Partnerships, Provider Member
China is unfurling ample opportunities to long-term care advocates such as Pennsylvania-based Genesis Healthcare, which opened a health center in Guan...
1/7/2015
Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Sales Process
Senior living online resource firms Caring.com and SeniorHomes.com have allied to ramp up their presence for sales leads. San Mateo, California-bas...
1/7/2015
Risk Management, Workers Compensation
Willis Senior Living has unveiled its webinar lineup for 2015, including a roster of informative and educational sessions. The Willis-hosted event wil...
12/22/2014
cheatsheet, Health Care, Partnerships, Regulations
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has been ramping up its efforts to advance excellence in assisted living through a new vision, mission st...
12/22/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, Choice, Marketing Strategy, Membership, Partnerships
It is a truism in the senior care sector that if you’ve seen one community, you’ve seen (just) one community, because there is such a wide range of ca...
12/22/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2014. Last year’s most widely read topics include innovative ...
12/17/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
The future of disability among older American adults will be affected by how the United States prepares for and manages a complex array of fiscal, med...
12/17/2014
Allied Member, Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Provider Member, Resident Engagement, Sales Process
The first 90 days after move-in is a period of ongoing adjustment and mixed emotions for residents and families. It’s also a critical opportunity to l...
12/17/2014
Allied Member, Best of the Best Awards, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Community Leadership, Engage, Hero Awards, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Membership, Provider Member
ALFA’s annual awards program is now open for nominations, but the window is closing fast. Please consider nominating your most innovative people, proc...
12/9/2014
Partnerships
Holiday Retirement, one of the nation’s largest senior living providers, recently partnered with CLICK for Babies, a grassroots public education campa...
12/9/2014
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Engage, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Provider Member, Sales Process
Legacy Retirement Communities of Lincoln, NE, does not build relationships with potential customers by inviting them to a prospect luncheon or traditi...
12/3/2014
Acquisitions
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc. ("Griffin-American") for a...
12/3/2014
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...
11/25/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence
New data shines a light on saying “I do” in the United States – remarriage is on the rise for Americans ages 55 and older and older newlyweds are amon...
11/25/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Dignity, Dining, Engage, Family Relations, Marketing Strategy, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
The Arbor Company in Atlanta, Ga., took home the top prize in the Dining category in 2014 for its Dining with Dignity program. Dining with DignityF...
11/18/2014
ALFA Events, Brand Strategy, Branding, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Consumer Intelligence, Engage, Executive Team Development, Growth Strategies, HR Systems & Processes, Marketing Strategy, Organizational Culture, President's Council, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
More than 200 senior living executives gathered in New Orleans last week to address myriad issues facing their industry and their professional develop...
11/18/2014
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’...
11/10/2014
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...
11/10/2014
Business Planning, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Strategy
Senior living residents are encouraging providers to put increasing emphasis on brain health initiatives, according to Senior Living Executive. Senior...
11/10/2014
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 ...
11/4/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
Which cities do most older adults call home? Forbes.com took a look at changes from 2000 to 2013 in the share of seniors in the populations of the lar...
10/15/2014
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Partnerships
Brookdale got back to the basics with the help of PeopleSoft software. It created a basic hiring template that ALFA recognized as a Program to Spotlig...
10/8/2014
Advocacy, Affiliate and Chapter Events, Affiliate/Chapter, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Engage, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA has been poised for progress since its establishment in July 2012. The state is a haven for retirees who are attracted by the climate, cl...
10/8/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, cheatsheet, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process
Emeritus Senior Living with partner Benicia, Calif.-based Fischer Group created the innovative “smart store.” As a national company that has grown par...