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Top of Mind

The following articles are from the Top of Mind column in the Senior Living Executive magazine. Top of Mind articles are written by Rick Grimes for executive level management in the senior living industry.

Rick Grimes, Assisted Living Federation of AmericaRichard P. Grimes LinkedIn icon
President & CEO

Engage, Top of Mind
The Senior Living 2025 listening tour has been in full swing over the summer. Through this campaign, designed to coalesce thought leaders around major...
Engage, Top of Mind
I want to thank each and every one of you who participated in ALFA’s Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo in Tampa, May 4-7. It was our largest c...
Engage, Membership, Top of Mind
ALFA’s future shines brightly thanks to its exemplary groundwork. Our silver anniversary celebrates a time that began with industry leaders forming ea...
Engage, Membership, Top of Mind
Since joining ALFA early this year as president and CEO, I’ve been touring the country meeting with executives, their teams and community staff, and r...
ALFA, Business, Engage, Membership, Senior Living Executive, Top of Mind
By Brenda Bacon, ALFA Chairman of the Board... "We believe that our industry is still in the early stages of evolving and our highest priority is to b...
There are times when you really want to be less than old, but it’s so well-balanced by what you’ve learned about yourself and what you learned about t...
During an ALFA Board of Directors dinner last November, someone whispered that this particular board meeting coincided with my tenth anniversary with ...
As Bette Davis said, old age isn’t for sissies. And neither is caring for our aging loved ones. Everyone’s situation is different yet also similar in ...
Career Resources, Recruiters, Senior Living Executive, Top of Mind
I learned a tough lesson about making good decisions early in my career. I was an intense 25-year-old, one year on the job with my organization, and b...
New research conducted by two independent polling firms found 94 percent of ALFA member residents satisfied or very satisfied with their assisted livi...
Luke’s Wings is a nonprofit charitable organization that flies family members to be by the side of wounded veterans when they return to the U.S. to re...
With ALFA State Affiliates and ALFA State Chapters in 33 states and ALFA as a full-service trade association, our work can be boiled down to the achi...
I’d like to think that the more they “investigated” our business, the more they came to realize that what we offer is a vital part of the solution to ...
Our promise to residents is that they will be afforded choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life. The job of the staff is to be supportive, n...
Half of family caregivers (51%) provide care at home to avoid institutional care (skilled nursing homes) and this presents a challenge to those provid...
But with growth and success in business—whether the car business or the senior living business—comes media attention when anything goes wrong. Ignorin...
The U.S. Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance program is an important benefit for military veterans and their spouses who need financial support...
Ensuring that federal policymakers understand what our business is all about (choice, independence, dignity, quality of life) and what it is not about...
End of Life, Top of Mind
Studies show that people are happier and costs are reduced when families talk about end-of-life and advance directives.
ALFA President & CEO Richard Grimes discusses the importance of language and terminology to the future of the senior living business.


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