Loading Please wait, logging in.
Join ALFA Member Login RSS Feed
Tagline Image
Bookmark and Share  

Community Awareness and Education

Articles on senior living
The following ALFA Update articles are designed to educate and inform the public of reports, research, news and public awareness efforts related to resident engagement, health and wellness, elder abuse and ageism, etc. The more the public is aware of issues affecting elders, the better we can take action to make sure each elder has the quality care and quality life that they deserve. Please share these articles to help educate your colleagues, family and friends on methods of identifying and proactively addressing generational differences and differences in culture, backgrounds and attitudes in order to ensure a safe environment for residents.

1/12/2017
Community Awareness and Education, Consumer Funding Resources, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Finance, News, Research
The number of consumers age 60 and higher with student loan debt has quadrupled since 2005, and the amount they owe also has increased dramatically. N...
1/12/2017
Active & Engaged Seniors, News
The deadline to receive an introductory discount of almost 40 percent for qualifying member communities for a Motion Picture Licensing Corporation Umb...
1/12/2017
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Medication Technology & Informatics, News
The use of connected health devices is still low across the globe, with China leading the world in their adoption, according to a new poll from Ipsos,...
12/22/2016
Older patients receiving kidney transplants are at a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, partly due to the disease and the nee...
12/22/2016
More than half of older Americans in the lowest socioeconomic tier can expect to face an income gap if they retire when they would like to, according ...
12/21/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Medication Management, News, Public Policy, Regulations
A bipartisan Senate report calls on Congress to take action to prevent huge cost increases on well-established prescription medicines. The Senate Spec...
12/20/2016
All States, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Hawaii, Health and Wellness, Mississippi, News, Research
America’s Health Rankings Annual Report was released this week, offering benchmarks to compare state performance and national standards, and showing t...
12/20/2016
Accessiblity Issues, Active & Engaged Seniors, Choice, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Dignity, Independence, Quality of Life
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a list of frequently asked questions and answers related to how home and community based servi...
12/15/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Independence, News
More than one in five people in the United States will be age 65 and older and one in three households will be headed by someone in that age bracket, ...
12/15/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Advocacy, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, News, Resident and Family Services
The Administration on Community Living has announced the theme of Older Americans Month for 2017 – Age Out Loud.
12/15/2016
Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity, News, Research
The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidance on how medical device firms let the public know about side effects that are discovered once those...
12/6/2016
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has replaced heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, making up 11.6 percent of all register...
12/6/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, News
Staffing shortages and rising prescription drug costs are two key challenges health care executives will face in 2017, according to a new survey.
12/6/2016
Researchers found beta amyloid deposits, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, accumulated in cardiac tissue of people with Alzheimer’s.
12/1/2016
Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Hearings, News, Research
The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently releas...
12/1/2016
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity, Long Term Care Insurance, News
The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
11/21/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Membership, News
In October, Argentum and other leading industry associations entered into a new agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation. The 2016 agreemen...
11/21/2016
Advocacy, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, End of Life, Federal Agency Activity, Managed Risk, Medication Management, News, Public Policy
Colorado became the sixth state to approve language allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives thanks to approximately two-thirds of vote...
11/21/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, News, Reports, Research
Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabe...
11/16/2016
The National Quality Forum has published a new issue brief “Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care,” focus...
11/1/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, News
A new study seeks to describe the characteristics and health spending of Medicare beneficiaries with physical and cognitive impairments, or PCI, and e...
11/1/2016
Senate Finance Committee staff have issued a draft of legislation to address chronic care issues, which includes asking for a report to Congress to in...
11/1/2016
As Americans export their love of burgers and fries to the rest of the world, it comes with a side order of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study ...
10/20/2016
Core Principles, Engage, Featured Magazine Articles, News, Senior Living Executive
Seven major themes emerged from responses to an Argentum survey designed to develop a snapshot of senior living operators, challenges and opportunitie...
10/13/2016
ALFA Events, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Research
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight ...
10/13/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Research
Older adults are more willing than younger people to take medical risks if they perceive the benefits to be high, according to a new study published i...
10/13/2016
ALFA Events, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Facts and Figures, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, hosted distinguished speakers and guests at a memory care symposium last week to highlight ...
10/13/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News, Research
People around the world are living longer than in any time in human history, but new research says we’ve hit the upper limits of longevity. Dr. Jan Vi...
10/6/2016
CEO, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Membership, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships
A means to prevent Alzheimer’s disease is not in the near future, but a variety of diagnostic and treatment strategies can improve quality of life by ...
10/4/2016
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Research
Researchers estimate that up to 60 percent of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease also have Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.