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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
703-894-1805
rgrimes@alfa.org


3/1/2014
During an ALFA Board of Directors dinner last November, someone whispered that this particular board meeting coincided with my tenth anniversary with ...
1/1/2014
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 ...
11/1/2013
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...
10/1/2013
New research conducted by two independent polling firms found 94 percent of ALFA member residents satisfied or very satisfied with their assisted livi...
7/4/2013
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...
4/29/2013
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...
3/27/2013
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 ...
2/1/2013
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...
11/1/2012
Half of family caregivers (51%) provide care at home to avoid institutional care (skilled nursing homes) and this presents a challenge to those provid...
9/1/2012
But with growth and success in business—whether the car business or the senior living business—comes media attention when anything goes wrong. Ignorin...
7/16/2012
The U.S. Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance program is an important benefit for military veterans and their spouses who need financial support...
5/8/2012
Ensuring that federal policymakers understand what our business is all about (choice, independence, dignity, quality of life) and what it is not about...
3/21/2012
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.
1/1/2012
ALFA President & CEO Richard Grimes discusses the importance of language and terminology to the future of the senior living business.

 


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