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Official Testimony Before Congressional Committees and Subcommittees

Washington DC Senate
ALFA advocates on behalf of professionally managed senior living communities and the residents and families they serve. By speaking on Capitol Hill and educating federal and state policymakers, the public and the media about critical long term care issues, ALFA advances the assisted living philosophy that embraces accessibility, choice, dignity, independence and quality of life.

The Future of Long Term Care Policy: Continuing the Conversation

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
December 18, 2013

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) offered a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, which held a hearing December 18th to address the future of long‐term care policy in the United States.

 

Examining Medicare and Medicaid Coordination For Dual-Eligibles

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
July 19, 2012

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing examining the quality of care and the costs associated with providing for seniors who rely on both Medicare and Medicaid, known as dual eligibles.

 

Pension Poachers: Preventing Fraud and Protecting America's Veterans

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
June 6, 2012

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) offered a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, which held a hearing June 6th into the exploitation of seniors who apply for veterans pension benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


Ensuring Quality and Oversight of Assisted Living

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
November 2, 2011

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the largest national association serving the collective interests of professionally-managed senior living communities, offered testimony to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging at a hearing entitled “Ensuring Quality and Oversight of Assisted Living".


Roundtable: Assisted Living at the Dawn of America's "Age Wave": What Have States Achieved and How is the Federal Role Evolving?

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
March 15, 2011

The Senate Special Committee on Aging hosted a roundtable discussion between industry professionals, consumer advocates, and government officials about the future of assisted living. ALFA was represented by Brenda Bacon, President and CEO of Brandywine Senior Living.



Until There's a Cure: How to Help Alzheimer's Patients Now

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
December 8, 2010

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a Forum to discuss how to support seniors living with Alzheimer's today and their families.  ALFA Vice Chair Loren Shook, from Silverado Senior Living, testified and ALFA submitted additional supportive information.  



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8/19/2014
Hearings, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Senate Special Committee on Aging ventured outside of Washington, DC to hold a field hearing “”Alzheimer’s Disease: A Big Sky Approach to a Nation...
8/5/2014
Hearings, Medicare
Medicare should reconsider how it approaches patients who are admitted to a hospital as an inpatient versus those patients who are placed under “obser...
7/29/2014
Disabilities, Health Care, Hearings
The Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act had its day before a Senate subcommittee recently, garnering strong bipartisan support among lawm...
7/1/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Labor Relations
In a lengthy opinion authored by Justice Stephen Breyer, and drawing heavily on historical practice of presidents and the Senate, the U.S. Supreme Cou...
7/1/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Labor Relations
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 30 in Harris v. Quinn that non-union member workers in some public sector jobs represented by unions no longer have ...
5/22/2014
Health Care, Hearings
The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs asked President Obama in a recent letter to create a special commission to investigate mounti...
5/6/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging took a look at the perils of the precious metals market in a recent hearing, examining how scammers target the n...
4/22/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging is investigating whether consumers are being misled by deceptive sweepstakes promotions from Publishers Clearing...
4/1/2014
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Hearings, Medicaid, Medicare
Despite some improvement and fraud-fighting tools used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the country is still losing as much as...
3/5/2014
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2/27/2014
cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Hearings, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
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2/19/2014
Ageism, Facts and Figures, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a joint hearing with the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee focusing on entrepreneurism and olde...
12/17/2013
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Hearings, Life Safety, Medication Management
Members of the Senate Special Committee on Aging pointedly asked the Food and Drug Administration why it has failed to spur the development of a simpl...
11/12/2013
Accessiblity Issues, Community Awareness and Education, Hearings, Life Safety, Transporation
The state of Florida has more than 325,000 drivers who are over the age of 85 and those swelling ranks could be harbingers of things to come across th...
10/30/2013
Disabilities, End of Life, Health and Wellness, Hearings, Public Policy, Research
The aging population in the United States and around the globe is arguably the most seminal topic of today, panelists agreed during a roundtable discu...
8/27/2013
Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Public Policy
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision in the Specialty Healthcare case ...
6/25/2013
CEO, cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Labor Relations, Public Policy
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to decide whether President violated the U.S. Constitution by filling vacancies on the Nation...
5/30/2013
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Public Policy, Regulations, Staffing & Performance
The Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discussed the commission’s priorities and policies, including recently released guidan...
1/29/2013
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, Labor Relations, Public Policy
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a major decision finding that President Obama violated the Constitut...
7/19/2012
cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Hearings, Medicaid, Public Policy
Yesterday the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing examining the quality of care and the costs associated with providing for seniors ...
7/10/2012
cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Hearings, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid, Medicaid
The Supreme Court ruling largely upheld the Affordable Care Act, which will overhaul the U.S. healthcare system and affect consumers and business, inc...
6/28/2012
CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Funding Resources, Health Care, Hearings, Medicaid, Medicare, Public Policy
The Supreme Court upheld the most controversial portion of the healthcare law, the individual mandate, but limited the Medicaid expansion provisions o...
6/7/2012
Hearings, Public Policy
The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on Wednesday to uncover weaknesses in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) pension progr...
6/6/2012
CEO, cheatsheet, Hearings
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today offered a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, which is hold...
4/11/2012
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Hearings, Public Policy
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a rule at the end of 2011 that will allow union elections to take place in workplaces, including sen...
4/3/2012
Hearings, Memory Care Education, Research
Discussion at a Senate hearing on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) fiscal year 2013 budget made it clear that the $80 million proposed earlie...
12/1/2011
cheatsheet, Hearings, Labor Relations, Public Policy
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) on Nov. 30 by a vote of 235-188. The legislation was fi...
12/1/2011
CEO, cheatsheet, Hearings, Labor Relations, Public Policy
On November 30, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held a public meeting to discuss a resolution announced a day earlier by NLRB Chairman Mark ...
11/2/2011
Hearings
A Senate hearing, addressing the recent tragedies in group homes for the mentally ill in Florida chronicled by the Miami Herald, was conducted yesterd...
10/18/2011
The Senate Special Committee on Aging conducted a hearing last week to try to develop a strategy to reform the Medicare program in a way that would be...



Contact Information:

Maribeth Bersani, Assisted Living Federation of AmericaMaribeth Bersani LinkedIn icon
Interim CEO & SVP of Public Policy
703-562-1180
mbersani@alfa.org


Paul Williams, Assisted Living Federation of AmericaPaul Williams, CAE, IOM LinkedIn icon
Senior Director of Government Relations
703-562-1183
pwilliams@alfa.org


2011 Heroes on the Hill
2011 Heroes on the Hill – Assisted Living Event

Each year, the ALFA Hero Awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in senior living communities.

Winners of the 2011 ALFA Hero Award and ALFA Champion of Senior Living Award joined lawmakers for ALFA’s annual Heroes on the Hill event. These senior living professionals gathered on Capitol Hill to share their experiences in senior care with their Senators and Representatives. View pictures of these effective advocates on Flickr!

ALFA 2012 Heroes were recognized and a video was shown during the Hero Lunch at the ALFA 2012 Conference & Expo.

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