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Public Policy Brief

The following articles are from the Public Policy Brief column of the Senior Living Executive magazine. The Public Policy Brief articles review the political landscape and its impact on the senior living industry. 

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


7/1/2015
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Policy in the States, Public Policy Brief, Regulations
Arizona ALFA put down its senior living roots in 1997 at a time when the state was populated by adult care homes serving 10 or fewer older adults. Sta...
5/1/2015
Communicate with lawmakers and make a difference in statehouses across the country.
3/1/2015
The White House is hosting the 2015 Conference on Aging and is asking for senior living stories showcasing community activities and accomplishments as...
7/1/2014
Data shows this compassionate option for end of life is underutilized, but senior living has critical role to play.
5/1/2014
New definitions, new funding, new friends, and the support of long-time allies: All these have manifested themselves in recent months. Taken together,...
3/1/2014
Changes to the tax code could help senior living communities be more energy efficient
1/1/2014
Initiatives from USC Davis School of Gerontology shed new light on the science of aging. Consider the ever-present budget drama surrounding Medicare. ...
11/1/2013
CEO, cheatsheet, Engage, Facts and Figures, News, Public Policy Brief, Reports, Research, Senior Living Executive
A new study by researchers at George Mason University gives industry leaders a clearer picture than ever before into the population makeup within diff...
10/1/2013
ALFA’s elder abuse awareness efforts bring much-needed attention and education to a troubling issue. Under the banner “Older Is Wiser,” ALFA engaged i...
7/4/2013
At both state and federal levels, policymakers consider regulations that help ensure a fair playing field for senior living providers and a safe and a...
7/4/2013
Confirm your health coverage strategy
3/27/2013
As ALFA rolls into the new year, accreditation issues at the state level are quickly rising to the fore as one of the industry’s most immediate govern...
2/1/2013
Labor issues, health-care costs, an Alzheimer’s awareness campaign, and more drive advocacy efforts.
11/1/2012
Senior living providers can have a direct impact on the rising cost of entitlements.
9/1/2012
State legislators look to Medicaid cuts to alleviate budget woes.
7/16/2012
Promoting democracy among residents brings a whole host of to-do’s and don’ts.
5/8/2012
Senior living leaders address state-level regulation, community-based care, and encouraging long-term care savings at ALFA’s Advocacy Fly-In.
3/21/2012
Consider a case in which a seriously ill resident decides to refuse food and drink in order to halt suffering by hastening the inevitable. This is jus...
1/1/2012
Policy in the States, Public Policy, Public Policy Brief
The state regulatory environment has changed enormously for senior living providers in the past decade. We review how, why and what's coming in 2012 f...
11/1/2011
Senior living providers stand up to protect the most vulnerable seniors.
11/1/2011
Congressional Outlook, Health Care, Public Policy, Public Policy Brief
Senators Kohl and Corker of the Senate Special Committee on Aging share their legislative priorities for 2012.
7/1/2011
Policy in the States, Public Policy, Public Policy Brief
The latest on assisted living and senior living legislative initiatives in Georgia, Arizona, California, and Texas.
5/1/2011
Managed Risk, Public Policy, Public Policy Brief, Regulatory Compliance
State regulators share their perspectives on enforcement of assisted living, risk and resident choice, and the economy.
1/1/2011
Advance CLASS Inc.'s Connie Garner on how the CLASS Act should work to help pay for long-term care services.
1/1/2011
Congressional Outlook, Public Policy, Public Policy Brief
While some business-friendly legislation gains traction, other important health-care reforms face opposition. 2011 expectations and insights about the...

 


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