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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. 

7/2/2015
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...
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...
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 todayís senior living companies.
5/1/2015
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 Ė 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 nationís 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...