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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. 

4/15/2014
cheatsheet, Growth Strategies, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Strategy
Some families begin to look for assisted living communities as a place for mom or dad to call home within a timeline of a few weeks while others may s...
4/8/2014
Assisted Living, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Finance, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Marketing Strategy, Reports, Senior Living Options
Assisted living communities remain one of the most cost-effective choices when searching for long-term care solutions, according to a new study conduc...
4/8/2014
Engage, Marketing Strategy
The National Mature Media Awards has opened the nomination process for the nation’s largest awards program annually recognizing the best marketing, co...
4/1/2014
Acquisitions, CEO, cheatsheet, Partnerships, Property Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
Senior living was on a roll in 2013 and ALFA’s Senior Living Executive magazine once again offers its annual look at the largest senior living provide...
4/1/2014
Engage, Human Resources, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
Members of ALFA’s Human Resources Roundtable met with the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to exchange ideas and discuss...
3/25/2014
Diane Doumas has been named interim Executive Director for the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living, a collaborative of 11 diverse national organi...
3/25/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Family Relations, Physical Plant, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Social Media
A new wave of tech start-ups seeks to provide products and services helpful to seniors and their caregivers, PBS NewsHour reports. It’s a potential bi...
3/19/2014
The intimacy and sexuality of older Americans is a topic of great importance to senior living communities as they work to ensure residents are treated...
3/11/2014
CEO, cheatsheet, Green Living, Partnerships, Property Management, Strategy, Utilities
Senior living communities just like all of us have to be smart shoppers. They purchase the obvious supplies that are seen and touched daily such as fo...
3/5/2014
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Engage, Risk Management, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Strategy
ALFA hosted 150 executives committed to advancing excellence in senior living at the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Leadership Forum last October in Las Vega...
3/1/2014
Acquisitions, Business, cheatsheet, Engage, Featured Magazine Articles, Land/Site Development, Partnerships, Property Management, Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Senior Living Executive
Senior living was on a roll in 2013. True, the sector outshone most real estate types through the recession, but financing sources were chiefly REITs,...
3/1/2014
Competitive Positioning, Featured Magazine Articles, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process, Senior Living Executive, Strategy
Five big trends dominating marketing and resident referral solutions for senior living
3/1/2014
Changes to the tax code could help senior living communities be more energy efficient
2/26/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Reports, Staffing
The United States is ill prepared to meet current and future workforce needs for its aging adult population, according to the Eldercare Workforce Alli...
2/19/2014
ALFA Events, CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Engage, Partnerships, Policy in the States, Public Policy
Assisted living community directors are smart to work closely with their state’s long-term care ombudsman, cultivating that relationship and understan...
2/4/2014
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Americans are the least concerned that its population is aging compared to many other countries, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center’s Gl...
2/4/2014
Risk Management, Senior Living Industry Events
This year’s AHLA Long Term Care and the Law conference will convene some of the leading long term care lawyers in the nation who will present on topic...
1/29/2014
CEO, cheatsheet, Finance, Growth Strategies, Partnerships, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), Senior Living Leadership Forum, Strategy
A few years ago, senior living communities saw scarce access to funding for capital improvements and expansion. The industry was overbuilt, census was...
1/23/2014
Brand Strategy, Branding, CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Family Relations, Investment To Grow, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Social Media
Social media acceptance among seniors and their families has gone from a lukewarm embrace to a full-scale bear hug. As older Americans and their child...
1/23/2014
HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Risk Management, Webinars
What kind of recordkeeping do you need to comply with OSHA requirements? Willis Senior Living Practice Group is offering a free webinar Jan. 27 at ...
1/14/2014
Memory care has come a long way. From a not-too-distant past when little was known about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to the present day when the ...
1/14/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Physical Plant, Wellness Program
Aquatic pools offer a host of advantages for senior living residents. Here are four benefits of warm water therapy.
1/14/2014
ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Engage, Human Resources, Senior Living Leadership Forum, Strategy
How much do you really know about the Affordable Care Act’s 500 provisions? The day Congress struck a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown, Davi...
1/7/2014
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Finance
Many older Americans and their families face a host of new challenges when it comes to finances and aging. Along with opportunities to explore new ...
1/7/2014
Investment To Grow, Life Safety, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Social Media, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Aging is often discussed in terms of problems such high healthcare costs, but there should be more talk of the longevity dividend such as the experien...
1/7/2014
Elder Abuse, Finance, Human Resources, Partnerships, Risk Management, Senior Living Industry Events, Strategy
The Assisted Living Federation of America is a co-sponsor of the upcoming American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law conference. ...
1/2/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2013. Last year’s most widely read topics include public poli...
1/2/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released the first in a series of National Study of Long-Term Care Providers reports recently. Long-Term C...
1/1/2014
Failure to plan for media inquiries can mean the difference between a balanced story and one that damages your business.
1/1/2014
Jacks of all trades and overseers of everything, COOs represent where the buck stops. Several of these leaders recently pondered a few of the business...