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.
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...
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Partnerships, Strategy
The senior living industry has an opportunity to work collaboratively with hospitals, especially as it relates to post-acute care for older adults, wr...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Brand Strategy, Marketing Strategy
The National Mature Media Awards has opened the nomination process for its 2015 competition (PDF) recognizing outstanding marketing, communications, e...
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...
Advocacy, Allied Member, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Membership, Partnerships, Provider Member, Strategy
ALFA has been working diligently to evolve into an organization positioned and equipped to address the long-term needs of the senior living industry. ...
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Hospice, Medicare, Partnerships, Reports
Medicare payments for hospice care in assisted living communities has more than doubled in five years, totaling $2.1 billion in 2012, according to a n...
ALFA is collecting data for the 2015 Largest Senior Living Provider list, which appears in the March/April edition of ALFA’s Senior Living Executive m...
Audits, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Membership, Regulations, Reports, Risk Management
ALFA has just published the 2014 Top Ten Deficiency Report, which provides a state-by-state assessment of the most common regulatory citations in seni...
Federal Agency Activity, Insurance, Property Management
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule revising the financial reporting guidelines for operators participating in the...
Federal Agency Activity, Risk Management, Technology Infrastructure
The government is seeking in put on the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The Office of the National Coordinators for Health IT is accepting...
Business Planning, Growth Strategies, Membership, Partnerships, Provider Member
China is unfurling ample opportunities to long-term care advocates such as Pennsylvania-based Genesis Healthcare, which opened a health center in Guan...
Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Sales Process
Senior living online resource firms Caring.com and SeniorHomes.com have allied to ramp up their presence for sales leads. San Mateo, California-bas...
Risk Management, Workers Compensation
Willis Senior Living has unveiled its webinar lineup for 2015, including a roster of informative and educational sessions. The Willis-hosted event wil...
Whether it’s a new corporate identity or more deliberate articulation of value, your brand can better connect your business to your core audience
Brand Strategy, Featured Magazine Articles, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process, Senior Living Executive
Marketing professionals focus on strategies with the most impact, better leveraging the tools at hand
cheatsheet, Health Care, Partnerships, Regulations
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living has been ramping up its efforts to advance excellence in assisted living through a new vision, mission st...
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, Choice, Marketing Strategy, Membership, Partnerships
It is a truism in the senior care sector that if you’ve seen one community, you’ve seen (just) one community, because there is such a wide range of ca...
Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Research, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2014. Last year’s most widely read topics include innovative ...
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
The future of disability among older American adults will be affected by how the United States prepares for and manages a complex array of fiscal, med...
Allied Member, Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Provider Member, Resident Engagement, Sales Process
The first 90 days after move-in is a period of ongoing adjustment and mixed emotions for residents and families. It’s also a critical opportunity to l...
Allied Member, Best of the Best Awards, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Community Leadership, Engage, Hero Awards, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Membership, Provider Member
ALFA’s annual awards program is now open for nominations, but the window is closing fast. Please consider nominating your most innovative people, proc...
Holiday Retirement, one of the nation’s largest senior living providers, recently partnered with CLICK for Babies, a grassroots public education campa...
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Engage, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Provider Member, Sales Process
Legacy Retirement Communities of Lincoln, NE, does not build relationships with potential customers by inviting them to a prospect luncheon or traditi...
NorthStar Realty Announces Closing of the $4 Billion Acquisition of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II, Inc. ("Griffin-American") for a...
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Growth Strategies, Property Management, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
Assisted living communities experienced occupancy levels of 89.4 percent, the best showing since late 2007, according to the National Investment Cente...
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...
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...