The following articles are designed to educate and inform the public of reports, research and facts and figures related to the senior living community.
Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Federal Agency Activity, Property Management, Reports
The Centers for Disease Control has released new state web tables using data from its National Study of Long-Term Care Providers conducted in 2012.
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Quality of Life, Wellness Program
The number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains high, according to new data gathered from a National I...
cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
A new study crunching assisted living data lists the top 10 most expensive states with Washington, DC, topping the list. Washington is followed by ...
cheatsheet, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association focusing on the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States cautions that costs could s...
cheatsheet, Membership, Policy in the States, Regulations, Reports, Risk Management
In 2014, states across the country passed legislation and implemented regulations affecting assisted living providers. Do you know what changed in you...
Declining cognition is associated with a significant decline in financial literacy, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Business, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Research, Resident and Family Services, Science and Technology
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 ...
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...
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...
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’...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
All About Alzheimer’s: The Power of Chocolate, the Wonder of Walnuts and the Down Syndrome Connection
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...
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 ...
Health and Wellness, Research
The National Center for Health Statistics is still conducting the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), which includes a sample of...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
BED Bug Tool Kit
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
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
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.
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