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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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7/29/2015
Policy in the States, Reports
ALFA executive report “ALFA Advocates for You” is now available for members, showcasing the many ways ALFA engages on the state and federal levels to ...
7/21/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
Errors on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, according to a new study from Rush University re...
7/15/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Most Americans age 40 and older do not feel prepared for planning or financing long-term care for themselves or a loved one, according to a new poll f...
7/7/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Reports
Homeownership is in decline, according to a new report examining the state of the nation’s housing. The rate of homeownership was just 64.5 percent la...
6/30/2015
Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports
The new report “Status of Women in the States” takes a look at older women across the country and by state including demographics, opportunities, heal...
6/10/2015
Business Planning, Career Resources, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters, Reports, Staffing & Performance
There is a great demand for workers to provide long-term care to older adults in the United States between now and 2030, according to new reports, and...
6/10/2015
Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Reports
Dementia disproportionately affects women throughout the world and countries need to develop health and social care policies based on evidence of need...
4/21/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Competitive Positioning, Facts and Figures, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Reports
Genworth Financial has released its long-term care 2015 Cost of Care survey, revealing that the median cost of living in a private room in an assisted...
4/2/2015
End of Life, Facts and Figures, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports
The Alzheimer’s Association has released its 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease facts and figures report including startling statistics such as one in three sen...
3/25/2015
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Finance, Growth Strategies, Property Management, Reports, Strategy
Pick any metric – occupancy, acquisition, inventory, new investments - and the end result is that senior living was hot in 2014, according to an anal...
3/25/2015
Consumer Intelligence, End of Life, Managed Risk, Reports
Baby boomers are not necessarily healthier than previous generations, according to a new study published in the health policy journal Milbank Quarterl...
3/18/2015
CEO, cheatsheet, Facts and Figures, Human Resources, Reports, Staff Retention, Staffing & Performance
The overall retention rate for assisted living staff was just over 73.1 percent in 2013 with a median turnover rate at 24.2 percent, showing improveme...
3/18/2015
End of Life, Health and Wellness, Reports
Policy needs and implications of an aging society must be addressed through restructured workplace policies, more efficient public spending to accommo...
3/18/2015
Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, Physical Plant, Reports
Alzheimer’s Disease International has released a new report “Dementia Friendly Communities,” focusing on global examples of neighborhoods, towns, citi...
3/11/2015
CEO, cheatsheet, Reports
ALFA encourages the long-term care community to participate in the 2015 State of Seniors Housing Survey, a project that has captured and widely dissem...
3/3/2015
Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Human Resources, Reports
Today’s average retirement ages of 64 for men and 62 for women are about the same where they were a decade ago, suggesting that some factors spurring ...
3/3/2015
Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Reports
Scientists have found evidence of the amyloid protein found in Alzheimer’s disease in the brains of people as young as 20. Amyloid is normal in the br...
2/24/2015
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.
2/24/2015
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...
2/18/2015
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 ...
2/18/2015
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...
2/9/2015
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...
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...
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.

2015 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, independent living, and memory care business. The list features the industry's Top 80 Largest Senior Living Providers - giving readers and industry watchers a broad view of the competitive 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

Take advantage of the ALFA Store, your source for quality senior living reports, tool kits and publications addressing the most challenging issues facing senior living providers and operators.

The majority of the products in the ALFA Store are free to ALFA members

Visit the online ALFA Store.