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Senior Living Research

The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public of reports, research and facts and figures related to the senior living community.

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1/27/2015
Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
Declining cognition is associated with a significant decline in financial literacy, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.
1/21/2015
It’s a difficult and murky place many adult children and their parents find themselves when it comes to discussing end-of-life planning. Author Tim P...
1/21/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Hospice, Medicare, Partnerships, Reports
Medicare payments for hospice care in assisted living communities has more than doubled in five years, totaling $2.1 billion in 2012, according to a n...
1/13/2015
cheatsheet, Growth Strategies, Membership, Property Management, Provider Member, Reports
ALFA is collecting data for the 2015 Largest Senior Living Provider list, which appears in the March/April edition of ALFA’s Senior Living Executive m...
1/13/2015
Audits, Business Planning, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Membership, Regulations, Reports, Risk Management
ALFA has just published the 2014 Top Ten Deficiency Report, which provides a state-by-state assessment of the most common regulatory citations in seni...
1/7/2015
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last month showing that the flu is now widespread across the United States, although it’s...
12/22/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2014. Last year’s most widely read topics include innovative ...
12/17/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Reports
The future of disability among older American adults will be affected by how the United States prepares for and manages a complex array of fiscal, med...
12/10/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Choice, Family Relations, Reports, Senior Living Options
SeniorAdvisor.com, a website showcasing thousands of families’ reviews of assisted living, memory care communities, retirement communities and other s...
11/18/2014
cheatsheet, Engage, Facts and Figures, Physical Plant, Property Management, Real Estate
Senior Living Executive each year combs through data to put together a list of senior living’s Largest Providers. The issue is one of the magazine’...
11/18/2014
Federal Agency Activity, Health Care, Research
Research studies and clinical trials help doctors and others understand more about aging and diseases affecting older adults and to help spread that m...
11/4/2014
Choice, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Managed Risk, Reports
Half of older adults who sustain injuries so severe that they could die in the hospital or not be able to function independently are not asked in the ...
11/4/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
Which cities do most older adults call home? Forbes.com took a look at changes from 2000 to 2013 in the share of seniors in the populations of the lar...
11/4/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Researchers have developed a blood test that could diagnose early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Melbourne researchers previously identi...
10/30/2014
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Chocolate lovers rejoice – a new study found that a natural compound found in cocoa could reverse age-related memory loss. The study in Nature Neurosc...
10/15/2014
cheatsheet, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The National Center for Health Statistics has released its latest data for mortality in the United States in 2012, revealing that life expectancy has ...
10/1/2014
The National Center for Health Statistics is still conducting the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), which includes a sample of...
10/1/2014
Age is the biggest risk factor for forgetfulness – and this can be perfectly normal, says Dr. Thomas Loepfe, a geriatrician with the Mayo Clinic Healt...
9/23/2014
cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Medication Management
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is embarking on a vigorous campaign this flu season, specifically focusing on increasing the number of ...
9/23/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Informed Consent, Reports
An alarmingly high 95 percent of emergency room patients mistake their emergency contact as their designated medical decision maker for end-of-life ca...
9/9/2014
Business Planning, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
The United States is not prepared to meet the housing needs of its aging population, says a new study from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studie...
9/9/2014
Facts and Figures, Health Care, Reports
Health care spending is expected to grow this year and immediately beyond thanks to the combined effects of new federal health law, faster economic gr...
9/2/2014
Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Training in “mindfulness,” which is learning how to focus on the present moment, could help improve the emotional wellbeing of those with early-stage ...
9/2/2014
Engage, Facts and Figures, Family Relations, Provider Member, Senior Living Options
Sunrise Senior Living’s blog takes a look at a study finding older women prefer roommates. Women over the age of 65 are more likely to prefer a commun...
8/26/2014
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health Care, Reports
Physician turnover remains high as more physicians retire, according to a new survey from the American Medical Group Association.
8/19/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
States are taking a closer look at their growing rates of residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and moving toward creating statewide plans, si...
8/13/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity
The IRS released a warning this week about phone scams after receiving numerous complaints from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from ind...
8/5/2014
Accessiblity Issues, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Senior Living Options
America’s seniors are becoming more proactive in improving their health and while they intend to continue living in their current home, most would tur...
7/22/2014
cheatsheet, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Partnerships, Property Management, Reports
Residents, staff and family help make a senior living community the special place it is, but the design of a building inside and out can be just as im...
7/15/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
U.S. News and World Report has released its 2014 list of best hospitals across the country, including a look at the top hospitals for geriatric care.
BED Bug Tool Kit
Bed Bugs in Senior Living

Learn about the causes of bed bug infestations and how to reduce the chances of one striking your community. You will also gain an understanding of new litigation threats that surround bed bug infestations and build a risk management plan for dealing with this pest.

Purchase the Bed Bug Tool Kit. Published December 1, 2012.

2012 Largest Providers
2012 Largest Assisted Living Providers

Senior Living Executive, the award-winning magazine of the Assisted Living Federation of America, has released its much-anticipated annual list of the Largest Senior Living Providers in the assisted living business. The list features the industry's Top 80 Largest Senior Living Providers - giving readers and industry watchers a broad view of the competitive assisted living and senior living landscape.

2009 Overview of Assisted Living
Overview of Assisted Living

This data-packed research report of more than 50 pages provides senior housing providers, associations and other professionals with essential facts and figures about assisted living to help define the business to investors, media, consumers and others and is the most comprehensive effort to detail key benchmarks in the assisted living business. Free for Members | Non-Member Price: $125.00. Get the report now.

Please feel free to download the table of contents and information on the Methodology and Data Analysis Link Icon to better acquaint yourself with this publication.

ALFA Store
Assisted Living Store

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