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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. 

7/29/2015
Business Planning, Dining, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Property Management, Value-Added Amenities and Services
As Alzheimerís becomes more prevalent among the nationís 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 Alzheimerís 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 Ė 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 nationís 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. Itís 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 Foundationís ďAmericaís 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...
6/10/2015
Engage, Risk Management, Security
No one wants to think about disasters affecting us, but they do happen. Natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, or man-made disa...
6/10/2015
Engage, Partnerships
Commonwealth Assisted Living has entered into a partnership with Ashland, Va.-based Produce Source Partners to provide Virginia-grown produce at all 2...
6/2/2015
cheatsheet, Engage, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design
The 2015 Senior Living by Design Awards competition is now open. ALFA created the awards program to recognize innovative design solutions honoring ...
6/2/2015
Since the government created the most recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations in 2013, the senior housing world has see...
5/27/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Risk Management
ALFA has released a newly updated Labor Relations Guide & Tool Kit designed to aid senior living companies as they navigate the often changing field o...
5/27/2015
Consumer Intelligence
The aging demographics in the United States have significant implications for the nationís economy, but its Germany and Italy after only Japan that ar...
5/20/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Consumer Intelligence, Strategy
More Americans proactively will seek to reside in senior living communities, and the industry has a role to play in ensuring that consumers will be fi...
5/14/2015
Business Planning
More Americans proactively will seek to reside in senior living communities, and the industry has a role to play in ensuring that consumers will be fi...
5/13/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business Planning, Engage, Human Resources, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
Senior living communities are facing tremendous challenges in hiring and retaining employees to care for residents with sophisticated needs. Three com...