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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. 

10/15/2014
Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Partnerships
Brookdale got back to the basics with the help of PeopleSoft software. It created a basic hiring template that ALFA recognized as a Program to Spotlig...
10/8/2014
Advocacy, Affiliate and Chapter Events, Affiliate/Chapter, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Engage, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA has been poised for progress since its establishment in July 2012. The state is a haven for retirees who are attracted by the climate, cl...
10/8/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, cheatsheet, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process
Emeritus Senior Living with partner Benicia, Calif.-based Fischer Group created the innovative “smart store.” As a national company that has grown par...
9/16/2014
Best of the Best Awards, Brand Strategy, Branding, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Growth Strategies, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process, Strategy
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
9/9/2014
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
The United States is not prepared to meet the housing needs of its aging population, says a new study from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studie...
9/9/2014
CEO, cheatsheet, Green Living, Property Management
Independent living communities are now eligible to apply for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star accreditation, joining assisted living ...
9/2/2014
Business Planning, Consumer Intelligence, Health Care, Senior Living Industry Events, Strategy
Health care is starting to organize around meeting resident needs instead of producing transactions such as doctor’s visits or surgical procedures, ac...
8/5/2014
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Senior Living Options
America’s seniors are becoming more proactive in improving their health and while they intend to continue living in their current home, most would tur...
8/5/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Risk Management
Democratic Reps. Gerald Connolly of Virginia and Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania in a recent opinion piece made a push for legislation they introduced...
7/31/2014
When choosing an electricity supply contract, customers have several price options. A fixed-price supply contract stipulates that the customer pays th...
7/29/2014
Choice, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living by Design, Senior Living Options, Space Planning and Design
Hotel-like finishes, materials, and spaces become more commonplace. Share your innovations by entering the Senior Living by Design competition.
7/29/2014
Insurance, Property Management, Real Estate
The Office of Housing and Urban Development has made changes to documents in its Section 232 program, which provides mortgage insurance for assisted l...
7/22/2014
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Choice, Marketing Strategy, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Northstar Senior Living is the latest senior living provider to create a new residence welcoming to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgen...
7/22/2014
cheatsheet, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Property Management, Reports
Residents, staff and family help make a senior living community the special place it is, but the design of a building inside and out can be just as im...
7/15/2014
Retirement planning is paramount for everyone and especially for families considering senior living options. Life Care Funding CEO and company co-f...
7/15/2014
Brand Strategy, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Competitive Positioning, Consumer Intelligence, Senior Living Options, Strategy
Assisted living plays a crucial role in the lifecycle of many seniors, providing housing and care at a unique stage of life – but it is only one stage...
7/15/2014
Land/Site Development, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate, Space Planning and Design
The deadline is approaching to enter this year’s Senior Living by Design competition. The annual design competition celebrates architects, design firm...
7/1/2014
Family Relations, Resident Engagement, Strategy
A new toolkit including questionnaires is now available to aid assisted living providers in benchmarking and monitoring their person-centered practice...
7/1/2014
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Property Management
The biennial National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), an initiative to monitor trends in the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term ca...
7/1/2014
ALFA, Business, Engage, Membership, Senior Living Executive, Top of Mind
By Brenda Bacon, ALFA Chairman of the Board... "We believe that our industry is still in the early stages of evolving and our highest priority is to b...
7/1/2014
Competitive Positioning, Featured Magazine Articles, Investment To Grow, Lead Generation, Senior Living Executive, Strategy
Independent living and 55+ communities attract seniors traveling along the care continuum, offering either affordable or increasingly upscale options,...
7/1/2014
Changing attitudes about aging and a more educated consumer drive more diverse and flexible resident-focused offerings.
6/25/2014
cheatsheet, Managed Risk, Regulations, Risk Management
One of the most confounding laws faced by the senior living industry is HIPAA – the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. To help ALFA ...
6/17/2014
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Award Programs, Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology, Senior Living Industry Events
The Assisted Living Federation of America’s May conference in Phoenix was an outstanding success, complete with education, insight, networking and fun...
6/17/2014
cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Engage, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate, Senior Living by Design, Senior Living Options
Responding to consumer and operational demand, providers plan for technology in the design phase. Share your innovations by entering the Senior Livin...
6/3/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Reports
Minnesota tops the list of healthiest states for older adults for the second consecutive year, according to data compiled by UnitedHealth Foundation f...
6/3/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Sales Process
The Internet consumer is very different than other types of consumers and how senior communities interact with them should be well orchestrated, said ...
6/3/2014
Land/Site Development, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate
Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Residential Care Facilities has issued a new Section 232 handbook including language of interest to assisted...
5/28/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
Americans age 40 and over who have personal experiences with long-term care are more likely to be concerned about planning for it but less likely to t...
5/28/2014
Land/Site Development, Managed Risk, Property Management
The Facilities Guidelines Institute has released an updated document of standards for the design and construction of residential health, care and supp...