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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. 

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...
5/13/2015
Accessiblity Issues, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, Falls Prevention, Managed Risk
Older adults using mobility devices such as canes, wheelchairs and scooters do not fall more than those who do not use them, according to a new Nation...
5/7/2015
ALFA, Business, Engage, Membership
The Assisted Living Federation of America unveiled the Senior Living 2025 campaign, an initiative designed to coalesce the industry around major issue...
5/7/2015
ALFA, Business, Engage, Membership
The Assisted Living Federation of America announced that John Moore, founder, Chairman and CEO of Atria Senior Living, based in Louisville, KY, and Wi...
5/7/2015
ALFA, Best of the Best Awards, Business, Engage
The Assisted Living Federation of America announced the winners of the ALFA 2015 Best of the Best Awards in the May/June issue of Senior Living Execut...
5/1/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Featured Magazine Articles, Human Resources, Resident and Family Services, Strategy
Ninth-annual ALFA program offers shining examples of the creativity and commitment to residents exhibited by today’s senior living companies.
5/1/2015
Featured Magazine Articles, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management
Step too close to the regulations and you might get burned, say experts. No one wants to be on the wrong side of a $1.5 million penalty.
4/21/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Genworth Financial has released its long-term care 2015 Cost of Care survey, revealing that the median cost of living in a private room in an assisted...
4/20/2015
Business, Finance, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
It is no secret that the Senior Living/Housing market is a growing and profitable sector of the real estate industry. 2014 was an incredible year for ...
4/15/2015
ALFA Conference & Expo, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Executive Team Development, Organizational Culture, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
Senior living companies are becoming increasingly savvy to the need to create even more incentives to create an engaged, stable workforce. There is...
4/7/2015
Compliance, Federal Agency Activity, Physical Plant, Risk Management, Security
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and ...
4/7/2015
Consumer Intelligence
The Bipartisan Policy Center has launched its new Health and Housing Task Force designed to help policymakers meet the needs of the nation’s aging pop...
4/2/2015
Business Planning, Growth Strategies, Partnerships
Former Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department Kathleen Sebelius said much of the focus of the Affordable Care Act has been on providing...
4/2/2015
Disabilities, End of Life, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Risk Management
Standards body CARF International has revised its standards for dementia specialty programs, available in the 2015 editions of the CARF-CCAC and Aging...
3/25/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Finance, Growth Strategies, Property Management, Reports, Strategy
Pick any metric – occupancy, acquisition, inventory, new investments - and the end result is that senior living was hot in 2014, according to an anal...
3/25/2015
It’s that time of year again to invest in your professional development. Register for the ALFA 2015 Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida and collaborat...
3/25/2015
Consumer Intelligence, End of Life, Managed Risk, Reports
Baby boomers are not necessarily healthier than previous generations, according to a new study published in the health policy journal Milbank Quarterl...
3/18/2015
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Reports
Alzheimer’s Disease International has released a new report “Dementia Friendly Communities,” focusing on global examples of neighborhoods, towns, citi...
3/11/2015
Advocacy, Partnerships, Policy in the States
Harvard University’s School of Government has recognized the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living as part of its 2015 B...
3/11/2015
End of Life, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Partnerships
The National Institutes of Health and partner groups have embarked on a new data portal to speed Alzheimer’s disease drug discovery.
3/3/2015
Audits, Managed Risk, Risk Management
ALFA recently published the 2014 Top Ten Deficiency Report, which provides a state-by-state assessment of the most common regulatory citations in seni...
3/3/2015
The senior living industry has an opportunity to work collaboratively with hospitals, especially as it relates to post-acute care for older adults, wr...
3/3/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Human Resources, Reports
Today’s average retirement ages of 64 for men and 62 for women are about the same where they were a decade ago, suggesting that some factors spurring ...
3/1/2015
While the growth ranges from big to small to unchanged, providers and REITs alike report big plans for 2015.
2/24/2015
Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Property Management, Reports
The Centers for Disease Control has released new state web tables using data from its National Study of Long-Term Care Providers conducted in 2012.
2/18/2015
cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
A new study crunching assisted living data lists the top 10 most expensive states with Washington, DC, topping the list. Washington is followed by ...
2/18/2015
Brand Strategy, Marketing Strategy
The National Mature Media Awards has opened the nomination process for its 2015 competition (PDF) recognizing outstanding marketing, communications, e...
2/9/2015
cheatsheet, Membership, Policy in the States, Regulations, Reports, Risk Management
In 2014, states across the country passed legislation and implemented regulations affecting assisted living providers. Do you know what changed in you...