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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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4/8/2014
Assisted Living, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Finance, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Marketing Strategy, Reports, Senior Living Options
Assisted living communities remain one of the most cost-effective choices when searching for long-term care solutions, according to a new study conduc...
4/1/2014
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Reports, Wellness Program
Fruits like strawberries and mangoes containing flavonol fisetin may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. Research from t...
3/25/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
A protein may hold the key to who gets Alzheimer’s, reports The New York Times, and it may have to do with stress.
3/19/2014
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
There could be as many as 16 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2050 at a cost of $1.2 trillion with women at a much higher risk of ...
3/11/2014
cheatsheet, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Alzheimer’s disease is nearly as lethal as the two biggest killers in the United States, according to a new study. Approximately 500,000 people died i...
3/11/2014
Facts and Figures, Medicare, Reports
An increasing number of older adults participating in a program designed to help transition Medicaid beneficiaries living in long-term care institutio...
3/5/2014
The National Institute on Aging has released an updated version of its Alzheimer’s Disease Progress report.The initiatives, objectives, and advances d...
2/26/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Reports, Staffing
The United States is ill prepared to meet current and future workforce needs for its aging adult population, according to the Eldercare Workforce Alli...
2/26/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Scientists have found when adding compounds called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, to the lifelong diets of laboratory mice, the animals dev...
2/19/2014
Ageism, Facts and Figures, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a joint hearing with the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee focusing on entrepreneurism and olde...
2/19/2014
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Nutrition is an important factor when considering the health of seniors with dementia, with a new report finding that up to 45 percent of dementia suf...
2/11/2014
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Science and Technology
A volunteer at Clare Bridge, a Brookdale Senior Living community in Overland Park, Kansas, writes in the Huffington Post about the 10 things people wi...
2/4/2014
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Americans are the least concerned that its population is aging compared to many other countries, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center’s Gl...
1/29/2014
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Reports
The California Medicaid Research Institute has profiled California counties using Medicaid for long-term services and supports, finding that Medi-Cal’...
1/29/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
It’s closing in on the financial fourth quarter for a Dallas Cowboys star with dementia. Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright, 68, is among more than 4,500 N...
1/23/2014
For most of 2013, at least 25 percent of contracts for the Medicare prescription drug benefit known as Medicare Part D had one or more plans suppresse...
1/23/2014
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research
The fiscal year 2014 bill funding the federal budget recently released by a bipartisan group of lawmakers includes $122 million dedicated to Alzheimer...
1/2/2014
As you begin the new year, make sure you don’t miss the biggest senior living stories of 2013. Last year’s most widely read topics include public poli...
1/2/2014
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released the first in a series of National Study of Long-Term Care Providers reports recently. Long-Term C...
1/2/2014
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Memory Care Education, Reports
The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the National Football League to research the long-term effects of repeated head injuries. One of ...
12/23/2013
Here’s a list of the most widely read articles of 2013 in Senior Living Executive magazine online.
12/17/2013
cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports, Research, Senior Living Options
More than 8 million people in the United States, most of whom are women and older than 65, used the services of a long-term care provider in 2012, acc...
12/17/2013
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Alzheimer’s Disease International, a federation 79 Alzheimer’s associations around the world, is calling upon all governments to develop a national de...
12/10/2013
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
New data show that Alzheimer’s disease is going to be a greater epidemic worldwide than previously thought. A new report suggests a 17% increase in th...
12/3/2013
cheatsheet, Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Family Caregiver, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Reports
Family caregivers who also have jobs face stress in managing a set of complex tasks including administering medications, caring for wounds, meeting di...
11/25/2013
cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Reports
The Northeast houses more residential care communities with dementia special care apartments than other areas of the country, and that’s just one of t...
11/25/2013
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, VSED
While most Americans say there are some circumstances in which medical professionals should allow patients to die, a growing minority says doctors and...
11/20/2013
Assisted Living, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Reports, Research, Senior Living Options
Researchers at George Mason University crunched data provided by the Centers for Disease Control to find out just what are the major differences among...
11/20/2013
Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research
People familiar with more than one language showed a later onset of dementia, according to a new study from Indian researchers.
11/12/2013
Simply creating more physicians won’t fix an expected workforce shortage because of the high demand for them and too few medical students are choosing...
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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