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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. 

8/5/2014
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Senior Living Options
America’s seniors are becoming more proactive in improving their health and while they intend to continue living in their current home, most would tur...
8/5/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Risk Management
Democratic Reps. Gerald Connolly of Virginia and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania in a recent opinion piece made a push for legislation they introduced...
7/31/2014
When choosing an electricity supply contract, customers have several price options. A fixed-price supply contract stipulates that the customer pays th...
7/29/2014
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.
7/29/2014
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...
7/22/2014
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Choice, Marketing Strategy, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Northstar Senior Living is the latest senior living provider to create a new residence welcoming to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgen...
7/22/2014
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...
7/15/2014
Retirement planning is paramount for everyone and especially for families considering senior living options. Life Care Funding CEO and company co-f...
7/15/2014
Brand Strategy, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Competitive Positioning, Consumer Intelligence, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Assisted living plays a crucial role in the lifecycle of many seniors, providing housing and care at a unique stage of life – but it is only one stage...
7/15/2014
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...
7/1/2014
Family Relations, Resident Engagement, Strategy
A new toolkit including questionnaires is now available to aid assisted living providers in benchmarking and monitoring their person-centered practice...
7/1/2014
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...
7/1/2014
ALFA, Business, Engage, Membership, Senior Living Executive, Top of Mind
By Brenda Bacon, ALFA Chairman of the Board... "We believe that our industry is still in the early stages of evolving and our highest priority is to b...
7/1/2014
Competitive Positioning, Featured Magazine Articles, Investment To Grow, Lead Generation, Senior Living Executive, Strategy
Independent living and 55+ communities attract seniors traveling along the care continuum, offering either affordable or increasingly upscale options,...
7/1/2014
Changing attitudes about aging and a more educated consumer drive more diverse and flexible resident-focused offerings.
6/25/2014
cheatsheet, Managed Risk, Regulations, Risk Management
One of the most confounding laws faced by the senior living industry is HIPAA – the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. To help ALFA ...
6/17/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Award Programs, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology, Senior Living Industry Events
The Assisted Living Federation of America’s May conference in Phoenix was an outstanding success, complete with education, insight, networking and fun...
6/17/2014
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...
6/3/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Reports
Minnesota tops the list of healthiest states for older adults for the second consecutive year, according to data compiled by UnitedHealth Foundation f...
6/3/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Sales Process
The Internet consumer is very different than other types of consumers and how senior communities interact with them should be well orchestrated, said ...
6/3/2014
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...
5/28/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
Americans age 40 and over who have personal experiences with long-term care are more likely to be concerned about planning for it but less likely to t...
5/28/2014
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...
5/22/2014
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...
5/13/2014
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Reports
Older homeowners are carrying more mortgage debt that before and threatening the retirement security of millions of Americans, according to new resear...
5/9/2014
Engage, Risk Management, Webinars, Workers Compensation
Please join us for this free webinar to learn how participating in a group captive can help improve Workers' Compensation costs and enhance your busin...
5/6/2014
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Strategy
The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which goes by the peppier CARF International, has issued new standards of quality ap...
4/30/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, cheatsheet, Lead Generation, Sales Process
Helping a prospective resident and family find the right senior community is serious business that must be well crafted by sales and marketing profess...
4/30/2014
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...
4/22/2014
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 ...