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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. 

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...
9/16/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, Branding, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Growth Strategies, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process, Strategy
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
9/9/2014
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
The United States is not prepared to meet the housing needs of its aging population, says a new study from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studie...
9/9/2014
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 ...
9/2/2014
Business Planning, Consumer Intelligence, Health Care, Senior Living Industry Events, Strategy
Health care is starting to organize around meeting resident needs instead of producing transactions such as doctor’s visits or surgical procedures, ac...
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.