The following ALFA Update articles are designed to educate and inform the public of science and technology developments in the senior living industry.
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Knowledge Management, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, PowerPoint Presentations, Technology Infrastructure
Benedictine Health System will share lessons learned from its implementation and use of an electronic health records system (EHR) in a senior living s...
Knowledge Management, PowerPoint Presentations, Technology Infrastructure
Do you remember what you were doing 416 days ago? According to a recent security report from Mandiant, it takes more than a year before the average co...
PowerPoint Presentations, Social Media
Most assisted living communities have not paid much attention to on-line consumer and employee rating websites. This likely means one of two things: ...
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Life Safety, Medicare, Nursing Home, Regulations
In an effort to promote quality care and reduce expenses, the Affordable Care Act mandated payment reductions for hospitals with high rates of readmis...
What was most important to you in seeking a senior housing management software solution? Experts share.
At sites like Caring.com, Yelp!, and others, consumers have an open invitation to speak their piece, and they do. Reviews can provide insight into wha...
Executives from throughout the industry share their top needs and wants in regards to marketing and lead management software.
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Research, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Seniors Housing Residents Financial Survey, Social Media
Results from a new study on seniors’ use of social networking sites suggest that older adults who use Facebook may experience an improvement in cognit...
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Quality of Life, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Value-Added Amenities and Services
A defining factor for residents of senior living communities can be the separation from past family and friends. But the online tools made available b...
Business, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Falls Prevention, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Marketing Strategy, Public Policy, Research, Science and Technology
As you begin the new year, ensure you didn’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2012. Last year’s most widely read topics include public policy...
Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Property Management, Science and Technology, Value-Added Amenities and Services
A 2012 Best of the Best Program to Watch, CATIE delivers information through an easy to use touch screen. Created by Status Solutions, the program pro...
When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast around Halloween, senior living providers faced communication breakdown, power outages, and flooding as they c...
Executive Focus Group, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Sales Process, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
Senior Living Executive Asks… Benchmarking marketing data in senior living is exceedingly difficult with each company tracking leads, inquiries, calls...
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Reports, Research, Science and Technology
A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer’s on the drug risperidone, an antipsychotic drug often prescribed as the brand name Risperdal, may be ...
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Knowledge Management, Medication Management, Medication Technology & Informatics, Reports, Research, Science and Technology
A new study shows that very few older adults use technology to evaluate healthcare providers, but a substantial percentage of seniors’ and even higher...
Life Safety, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology, Senior Living Industry Events
At the Life@50+ Expo attended by 20,000 in New Orleans last Friday, 10 digital health start-up companies presented their innovations during the first ...
Business, Engage, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Science and Technology, Utilities
Learn the latest energy management strategies and methods of making the most out of participation in the ENERGY STAR program.
Featured Magazine Articles, Lead Generation, Marketing Strategy, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
How to ensure someone finds your first, before being influenced or distracted by your competitors.
Executive Focus Group, Medication Technology & Informatics, Science and Technology, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
While people remain the most vital resource for any senior living provider, the technology that supports them helps ensure solid performance.
Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Life Safety, Science and Technology, Security
Sonata Senior Living’s Serenades community offered an innovative design and a resident focused philosophy that earned the company a place as a 2012 Be...
Family Caregiver, Technology Infrastructure
A new Pew Research Center survey found that family caregivers are more likely to use the internet than non-caregivers with similar demographic charact...
Featured Magazine Articles, Knowledge Management, Life Safety, Risk Management, Science and Technology, Senior Living Executive, Technology Infrastructure
Integrating social networking, smartphones, software, and building design into emergency preparedness plans.
Facts and Figures, Social Media, Technology Infrastructure
Seniors are becoming more tech savvy according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. More than half of all adults over age 65 use the internet o...
Knowledge Management, Technology Infrastructure
Senior living providers are responsible for a significant amount of sensitive data, which - if compromised - can cost providers millions. Senior livin...
COMMUNITY 2012 Highlights, Conference News and Press, Engage, Social Media
ALFA will be issuing emails during COMMUNITY 2012, the ALFA Conference & Expo, in Dallas, Texas, May 16-18, 2012. If you are not an attendee but would...
Featured Magazine Articles, Medication Technology & Informatics, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Senior Living Executive
Strategies for ensuring residents with memory loss enjoy self-esteem and quality of life, through the most effective care interventions
Life Safety, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure
Independent living providers describe the pros and cons of using resident monitoring systems in independent living communities and highlight some stra...
Featured Magazine Articles, Lead Generation, Technology Infrastructure
Sales and marketing software solutions let providers make better, smarter decisions when it comes to the production and placement of marketing message...
Learn how to address negative online feedback and manage an effective online presence in the latest Member to Member Solutions article, written by Mic...
Best of the Best Awards, Science and Technology, Technology Infrastructure
Receiving a 2011 Best of the Best Program to Spotlight recognition, Connected Living’s customized portals help senior living residents connect virtual...