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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. 

9/3/2015
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...
9/3/2015
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medicaid, Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released 2014 quality and financial performance results for Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, sayi...
8/26/2015
ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Membership, Professional Development, Senior Living Leadership Forum
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...
8/26/2015
cheatsheet, Partnerships, Resident and Family Services, Social Media
Alzheimer’s disease is a national crisis: Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no cure – Alzh...
8/20/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Family Relations, Partnerships, Resident Engagement
The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with online photography firm Shutterfly to create a photo resources for families coping with Alzheimer’s dis...
8/20/2015
Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Utilities
The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for its 2016 Energy Star Award and encourages independent and assisted living communitie...
8/20/2015
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Senior Living Options, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Senior living providers are discovering that when it comes to serving residents with cognitive impairments, senior housing needs to do the things it a...
8/11/2015
Career Resources, CEO, cheatsheet, Executive Talent Management, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Job Seekers, Recruiters, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The population of older Americans is surging and that means so is the demand for people to care for them, including many positions available throughou...
8/5/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Marketing Strategy, Reports
Older adults are most likely of all age groups to say they never go online, according to new Pew Research analysis of Internet adoption around the cou...
7/29/2015
Business Planning, Dining, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Property Management, Value-Added Amenities and Services
As Alzheimer’s becomes more prevalent among the nation’s older adults, senior living communities are creating innovative ways to create nurturing envi...
7/21/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Furnishings, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Space Planning and Design
The deadline to submit to the 2015 Senior Living by Design Awards competition is July 31. ALFA created the awards program to recognize innovative d...
7/21/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Managed Risk, Risk Management
The Justice Department has issued additional guidance on the use of service animals in relation to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The guidanc...
7/21/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Partnerships, Science and Technology
Ride-sharing company Uber launched a program during the White House Conference on Aging to further engage older adults by rolling out a pilot program ...
7/15/2015
cheatsheet, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
ALFA is partnering with US Against Alzheimer’s to support Dementia Friendly America, a new national initiative to build a more dementia-friendly natio...
7/15/2015
Competitive Positioning, Engage, Finance
Health Care Reform medical plan regulations in 2016 are different from what was permitted in 2015. What are senior living operators changing for 2016...
7/15/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Most Americans age 40 and older do not feel prepared for planning or financing long-term care for themselves or a loved one, according to a new poll f...
7/7/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Dining, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Property Management, Risk Management, Sales Process, Staffing, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
ALFA convenes Executive Roundtables several times a year, which are made up of industry peers from different companies working in the same field. Thes...
7/7/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
Homeownership is in decline, according to a new report examining the state of the nation’s housing. The rate of homeownership was just 64.5 percent la...
7/7/2015
Physical Plant, Property Management, Security, Senior Living by Design, Space Planning and Design
ALFA will select approximately 10 design judges from the senior living industry to help determine the Senior Living by Design Winners.
7/2/2015
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...
7/1/2015
Business Planning, Featured Magazine Articles, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Wellness Program
Providers leverage the latest research on physical exercise, sensory inputs, and more to provide better resident care and delay the onset of Alzheimer...
7/1/2015
Executive Focus Group, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process
The senior living sales and marketing arena is a constantly evolving landscape. With intense competitive pressure, new technologies for generating and...
7/1/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Need to Know
Vermont ranks as the healthiest state for seniors, according to United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action ...
6/30/2015
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...
6/24/2015
Employee Compensation, Finance, Human Resources
Senior living businesses work hard to attract, hire and retain top talent to offer residents the high quality care and experience they deserve. But am...
6/24/2015
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...
6/24/2015
The Health and Human Services Department has unveiled an interactive online tool to aid community health agencies and emergency management officials i...
6/17/2015
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...
6/17/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business, Career Resources, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Professional Development
The ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo offered 2,700 participants unique insight on the future of the industry and unparalleled acces...
6/10/2015
Business Planning, Career Resources, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters, Reports, Staffing & Performance
There is a great demand for workers to provide long-term care to older adults in the United States between now and 2030, according to new reports, and...