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ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans seeking assistance with long-term care. Please feel free to explore our website for more assisted living information.

05/15/2015
TALA applauds state partner the Texas Assisted Living Association for its success in advocating for meaningful assisted living legislation at the Texas Capitol.
05/14/2015
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 financially prepared for their retirement years. CEOs from the nation’s leading senior living providers gathered to address these issues and share their predictions for the industry’s future at the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Senior Living Executive conference last week in Tampa, Florida.
05/06/2015
ALFA announced that Donna Hester, executive director of Elmcroft of Sherwood in Little Rock, Arkansas, was honored with the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Hester was recognized at the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference in Tampa, Florida. In addition to recognizing Hester, ALFA announced the winners of the ALFA 2015 Hero Awards honoring extraordinary individuals who serve older adults in senior living communities.
05/06/2015
Two state lawmakers who were instrumental in advocating for meaningful assisted living reform in Florida were honored Wednesday at the Assisted Living Federation of America’s Senior Living Executive Conference in Tampa, Florida.
05/05/2015
ALFA announced that John Moore, founder, Chairman and CEO of Atria Senior Living, based in Louisville, KY, and William Pettit, Jr., President and CEO of Merrill Gardens, based in Seattle, WA, were elected to join the ALFA Board of Directors.
05/05/2015
ALFA has unveiled the Senior Living 2025 campaign, an initiative designed to coalesce the industry around major issues impacting senior living – workforce development, quality care, operational excellence and consumer choice.
05/05/2015
ALFA has announced the winners of the ALFA 2015 Best of the Best Awards in the May/June issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. These annual awards honor new innovations that promote resident quality of life and business excellence in the field of senior living. ALFA recognized the winning best practices at the ALFA 2015 Senior Living Executive Conference, May 4-7 in Tampa, FL.
04/08/2015
ALFA which advocates for excellence in senior living, will establish a separate, independent credentialing organization to operate and govern industry certification and certificate programs.
03/18/2015
(ALFA) in partnership with Sargent Art is excited to launch the 4th Annual 2015 ALFA and Sargent Art Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the tremendous talent of senior living residents and the powerful resident activity programs at senior living communities across the country.
02/12/2015
Senior living advocates collaborate to improve lives of seniors through dialogue, standards setting, credentialing and meaningful public policy
01/21/2015
The Assisted Living Federation of America, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds President Obama’s remarks in the State of the Union speech highlighting the need to hire veterans and support working families caring for children. We hope that as a nation we can also make progress on supporting those members of our growing aging population and the families who love and care for them.
12/03/2014
ALFA today announced that James Balda has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective mid-January 2015, ushering in a new era with a broad plan to enhance ALFA’s support of its growing industry.
11/14/2014
The Assisted Living Federation of America hosted 200 executives who work to advance excellence in senior living at the 2014 ALFA Senior Living Executive Forum. The two-day event November 12-13 in New Orleans, LA focused on key issues shaping the industry today.
10/01/2014
ALFA has opened nominations for the 2015 Hero Awards, Senior Living Community Leadership Award, and Best of the Best Awards. The call for nominations ends December 31, 2014.
07/28/2014
ALFA welcomes five new directors who have been elected to the Board of Directors at a crucial time in the association’s efforts to advance excellence in senior living. Joining the voice of senior living are...
06/16/2014
Richard P. (Rick) Grimes, President and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America, announced today that he is retiring and stepping down to make room for new executive leadership. Following ALFA’s most successful year in 2013 and the largest and most successful ALFA Conference and Expo last month in Phoenix, Grimes said he could think of no better time.
05/23/2014
ALFA announced the winners of the ALFA 2014 Best of the Best Awards in the May/June issue of Senior Living Executive magazine. These annual awards honor new innovations that promote resident quality of life and business excellence in the field of senior living. ALFA recognized the winning best practices at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo, May 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ.
05/22/2014
ALFA announced that Joseph Huskinson, executive director of Lincoln Court in Idaho Falls, Idaho was honored with the ALFA 2014 Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Huskinson was recognized at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
05/21/2014
More than 2,000 senior living professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for the first full day of the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo. This annual conference helps raise the bar for excellence in senior living by providing a forum for education and networking for executives who work in companies offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care for seniors.
04/23/2014
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has announced the winners of the 2014 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the passion for community and extraordinary talents of seniors in assisted living, independent living, and memory care communities across the country.
04/21/2014
ALFA today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Spader Business Management (Spader) to act as an endorsed provider to members of ALFA and its state affiliates. Spader’s initial emphasis is to develop and facilitate 20 Groups; peer groups of up to 20 non-competing companies that meet three times annually to exchange information, best practices, common challenges and future opportunities for excellence and profitability.
03/12/2014
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) in partnership with Sargent Art is excited to launch the 3rd annual ALFA 2014 Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the tremendous talent of senior living residents and the powerful resident activity programs at senior living communities across the country.
03/05/2014
The Assisted Living Federation of America today announced the general conference program for the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo, offering world-class keynote speakers and valuable sessions as well as an exclusive education institute for senior living executives.
02/13/2014
ALFA is pleased to announce that voting is now open for the 2014 ALFA Hero Awards, a program recognizing individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving in senior living communities.
12/13/2013
ALFA has extended the deadline for the 2014 Best of the Best Awards, Hero Awards, and Senior Living Community Leadership Award to January 10, 2014.
11/19/2013
The November/December 2013 issue of Senior Living Executive, the flagship magazine of ALFA, highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today.
11/05/2013
In the first study of its kind, researchers at George Mason University have documented distinct differences among residents of the largest and smallest assisted living communities in the United States.
10/30/2013
ALFA today opened nominations for the 2014 Hero Awards and the 2014 Senior Living Community Leadership Award.
10/30/2013
ALFA today announced the launch of its annual ALFA Best of the Best Awards program.
10/17/2013
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) hosted 150 executives who work to advance excellence in senior living at the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Executive Forum. The two-day event in Las Vegas, NV offered attendees deep insight into factors shaping senior living.
09/25/2013
The ALFA 2014 Senior Living Executive Conference & Exposition (May 19-22, 2014) will welcome more than two thousand senior living executives from around the world to Phoenix, Arizona for four days of intense education, networking, problem solving and idea development.
09/17/2013
Serving as advocates for senior living, 140 senior living executives from across the country will gather in Washington D.C. on September 17 and 18 to meet with more than 300 different members of the U.S. Congress and their staff. They will help elected officials understand what the senior living business is all about and why senior living is such an extraordinarily popular option among seniors and their families.
07/30/2013
When rare and isolated accidents occur in assisted living, just as they may occur at home, it is a tragedy and we are heartsick. Our members are dedicated to their residents, families and team members and work tirelessly every day to maintain standards of care and integrity with zero tolerance for neglect, abuse or exploitation.
07/24/2013
Seniors in assisted living overwhelmingly feel safe in, and satisfied with, the communities in which they live, according to a new poll. The nationwide survey of seniors currently living in assisted living communities found that fully 93% feel satisfied with their community, including 68% who say they are “very satisfied.” The survey also found residents almost unanimously feel safe in their communities, with 99% of respondents reporting they feel safe.
07/24/2013
Findings of an independent survey of 500 assisted living residents, commissioned by ALFA and conducted by two independent third-party pollsters. Methodology included.
06/14/2013
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) applauds Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the release of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update.”
06/15/2012
Today, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) will recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with senior living communities around the world in order to raise awareness for and help prevent future instances of elder abuse. ALFA has invited its members to plan events in their respective communities and has provided tools for anyone concerned with the welfare of older adults to educate themselves on how to recognize, prevent, and report elder abuse.


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Jaclyn Allmon, Assisted Living Federation of America Jaclyn Allmon, CAE LinkedIn icon
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703-562-1192
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RESIDENT Survey
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Seniors in assisted living overwhelmingly feel safe in, and satisfied with, the communities in which they live, according to a new poll. The nationwide survey of seniors currently living in assisted living communities found that fully 93% feel satisfied with their community, including 68% who say they are “very satisfied.” The survey also found residents almost unanimously feel safe in their communities, with 99% of respondents reporting they feel safe.

Download these findings as a PDF
View the 2013 Survey of Assisted Living Residents Press Release
View the 2013 Survey of Assisted Living Residents Methodology

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact ALFA at 703-562-1192.

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