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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.

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.
06/25/2013
The Board of Directors of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recently announced that Brenda J. Bacon, co-founder, president and CEO of Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based Brandywine Senior Living has been named ALFA Chairman of the Board for 2013-2014. Bacon succeeds Mark Ohlendorf, co-president and CFO of Brentwood-Tenn.-based Brookdale Senior Living.
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.”
05/08/2013
ALFA announced the winners of the ALFA 2013 Hero Awards, which honor extraordinary individuals who serve older adults in senior living communities. Six heroes were chosen as representatives and role models for the tens of thousands of senior living community professionals. The winners were honored today at the ALFA 2013 Conference and Expo.
05/08/2013
Over 2,000 senior living professionals gathered for education, networking, and collaboration at the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo in Charlotte, NC. Today’s program highlighted exemplary senior living programs and professionals, offered targeted educational sessions, and included a comprehensive exhibition of products and services supporting the senior living business.
05/07/2013
More than 2,000 senior living professionals assembled in Charlotte, NC for the first full day of the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo. This annual conference is intended to help raise the bar for excellence in senior living by providing a forum for education and networking for executives who work in companies that offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care for seniors.
05/07/2013
ALFA today announced that Margie Longstreth, executive director of Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, Fla. was honored with the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Community Leadership Award.
04/30/2013
ALFA announced the winners of the 2013 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.
04/16/2013
ALFA has announced that one of America’s favorite first ladies, Mrs. Laura Bush, will address senior living executives at the ALFA 2013 Conference and Expo. The Conference and Mrs. Bush will honor the work of professional caregivers on Wednesday, May 8 at the annual ALFA Hero Awards Luncheon.
04/08/2013
ALFA has announced the winners of the 2013 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.
03/18/2013
ALFA, the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally managed senior living communities and the residents and families they serve, today announced its sponsorship of the 22nd Annual National Mature Media Awards. ALFA encourages all providers of senior living services to nominate their best senior-centered communications programs for this important awards program.
03/18/2013
ALFA is pleased to announce that voting is now open for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition honoring the talents of senior living residents. Senior living residents, relatives, employees of senior living communities, and members of the general public are invited to help select the winners in this virtual art competition by voting on ALFA’s Facebook page through March 25, 2013.
03/04/2013
ALFA today announced the launch of a new ALFA Senior Living Community Directory powered by Caring.com to simplify the search experience for consumers who come to ALFA seeking to connect with high quality senior living communities. Caring.com operates the leading website for family caregivers seeking information about senior care options with nearly two million monthly visitors, and has grown to become the Web’s number one source of senior care reviews.
02/13/2013
ALFA is making substantial new investments in the executive education program for the ALFA 2013 Conference & Expo, May 6-9, 2013 in Charlotte, N.C. Executives serving in the field of senior living are invited to learn more and register for the event at www.alfa.org/conference.
02/06/2013
Today ALFA welcomed over fifty senior living leaders to Washington, DC for the 2013 ALFA Public Policy Institute. Attendees at the one day event learned about key state and federal public policy issues expected to impact senior care in 2013 and discussed strategies for supporting resident-centered, consumer-driven senior living communities as a solution to the many questions around long term care policy.
01/03/2013
ALFA is now accepting submissions for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the artistic talents of senior living residents. Through this year’s theme, Celebrating The Beauty of Life, residents of senior living communities are asked to submit digital photos of original artwork highlighting the many ways seniors add beauty to our world.
11/16/2012
The November/December 2012 issue of Senior Living Executive, the flagship magazine of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), highlights some of the most cutting-edge and creative architecture, interiors, and outdoor spaces found in senior living communities today. The annual Senior Living By Design Awards program showcases diverse projects that marry innovative design with functionality and beauty, honor resident choice, and promote independence.
11/16/2012
he Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) announced the launch of its annual ALFA Best of the Best Awards program. The ALFA Best of the Best Awards recognize those new products, services or programs making significant contributions to advance excellence in senior living, including assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer’s care
11/09/2012
ALFA opened nominations for the ALFA 2013 Hero Awards, the organization’s annual recognition of the hundreds of thousands of dedicated professionals who compassionately serve seniors residing in senior living communities.
11/09/2012
ALFA opened nominations for the 2013 Senior Living Community Leadership Award, an annual award program designed to highlight executive leadership in senior living communities.
10/04/2012
ALFA today hosted 140 executives interested in advancing excellence in senior living at the ALFA 2012 Senior Living Leadership Forum.  The two day event in St. Louis offered attendees deep insight into factors influencing the growth of senior living communities and the care and service offered to seniors and their families.
09/26/2012
ALFA has launched the Stop Alzheimer’s Petition, which urges the President of the United States and members of Congress to make preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia a priority on Capitol Hill. Senior living professionals, senior living residents, and other concerned citizens can sign the petition on Facebook and through the ALFA website.
09/12/2012
Today, twelve exemplary senior living professionals gathered on Capitol Hill to meet with their U.S. Senators and Representatives as a part of the 2012 ALFA Heroes and Champions of Senior Living Fly-In. Participants discussed their personal experiences with senior living and advocated on behalf of senior living residents across the country.
09/05/2012
ALFA and Benchmark Senior Living hosted an event that brought together senior living employees, residents and their families, and other stakeholders to meet with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The event took place at a local senior living community where Senator Blumenthal spoke to participants about his time as Attorney General and U.S. Senator, answered questions about seniors’ issues, and toured the senior living community.
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.
06/06/2012
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 holding a hearing Wednesday afternoon into the exploitation of seniors who apply for veterans pension benefits administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
05/17/2012
ALFA has announced the winners of the ALFA 2012 Hero Awards, which honor extraordinary individuals who serve older adults in senior living communities. Five heroes were chosen as representatives and role models for the tens of thousands of senior living community professionals. The winners will be honored today at the ALFA 2012 Conference and Expo.
05/16/2012
May 16, 2012, ALFA recognized Brad Klitsch, senior vice president of market development for Direct Supply Inc. with an ALFA Senior Living Service Award for his significant contributions to both ALFA and the senior living movement.
05/16/2012
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today announced that Kelly Mazza, senior executive director of The Arbors at Shelburne, a senior living community in Shelburne, VT., was honored with the ALFA 2012 Senior Living Community Leadership Award. Mazza will be recognized at a ceremony at the ALFA 2012 Conference and Expo.
05/16/2012
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today announced that Tim Buchanan, founder and CEO of Legend Senior Living, based in Wichita, Kan., and Todd Novaczyk, founder, president and CEO of New Perspective Senior Living, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., were elected to the ALFA Board of Directors.
04/30/2012
“This year’s Best of the Best award winners raise the bar for excellence and as a result, set a new standard for providers to embrace,” Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA. “Through ALFA and the Best of the Best Awards, senior living providers can learn from one another and together spur quality and innovation in the senior living business.”
04/23/2012
ALFA has announced the two winners of the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition celebrating the arts in senior living communities. Receiving 572 likes on Facebook, Betty Finstad's Southwestern Serenity was declared the fan favorite winner, and Robert Wilson's Adorable Child Exploring the Beach was chosen as the ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase Grand Prize winner by a distinguished panel of judges.
04/20/2012
The results of a groundbreaking survey regarding the financial well-being of seniors housing residents are now available to download. The survey was designed and conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) to better understand the current and future economic situation of the individuals living in private pay independent living and assisted living communities.


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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.

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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.

EXECUTIVE Magazine
Senior Living Executive Magazine

The Senior Living Executive is ALFA’s monthly magazine covering the latest news, trends, solutions and operational techniques used at the most innovative companies in the business. The Senior Living Executive magazine is aimed at improving operational excellence and is a flagship publication for senior living executives.

Past editions of the Senior Living Executive are archived online for both ALFA members and non-members. If you are employed by a senior living provider, you may qualify for a FREE 12 month subscription of the Senior Living Executive magazine, delivered to your door!