Assisted Living Federation Of America

2014 a banner year for senior living providers; top lists released

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Senior living providers had a remarkably positive 2014, marked by record investments and acquisitions, growing occupancy rates and swelling demand, according to the annual analysis of the largest senior living providers by the Assisted Living Federation of America.

As CEO steps down, Assisted Living Federation of America embarks on sweeping changes

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The Assisted Living Federation of America is implementing substantial changes, including a new name, board chairwoman Brenda J. Bacon announced in a letter Tuesday.

Head of ALFA to step down

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Richard P. Grimes, the president and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America, has announced his retirement.

Younger residents, Alzheimer's patients more common at small assisted living communities, analysis finds

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Residents of small assisted living communities are more likely to be younger than 65 and have a developmental disability or mental illness than those in a large community, according to newly published research.

CMS: Medicare will not cover PET scans for Alzheimer's

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Seniors will not be able to receive Medicare coverage for imaging scans to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced.

Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent 'pension poaching'

Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent 'pension poaching'

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Collaboration between senior living operators and the Veterans Administration is necessary to prevent the financial exploitation of elderly veterans, a leading provider group said Wednesday.

Direct Supply's Klitsch receives Service Award at ALFA

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Brad Klitsch, senior vice president of market development for Direct Supply, was recently honored at the Assisted Living Federation of America's annual meeting near Dallas. Klitsch received the organization's Service Award. "Senior living has hundreds of thousands of advocates and supporters, but Brad Klitsch is one of the biggest champions of the resident-center philosophy of senior living," said Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA. "Brad's limitless energy and enthusiasm to advance excellence and advocacy for senior living is more than commendable, it is amazing. He's earned this award and is very deserving for his support of ALFA both within Direct Supply and throughout senior living."

Provider group hails delay of labor board's notice posting requirement

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A senior living group welcomed a decision by a U.S. appeals court to grant an injunction blocking implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's notice posting rule.

Brookdale tops Emeritus to become biggest senior living operator

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Brookdale Senior Living leaped ahead of Emeritus Senior Living to become the largest senior living operator in 2012, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America.

ALFA announces insurance deal with Willis

The Assisted Living Federation of America has entered into a partnership Willis North America, an international insurance broker. The partnership will give ALFA members access to enhanced property, casualty and employee benefit policy terms and conditions. "Willis has a vast amount of experience serving senior living operators and understanding their complex insurance and risk reduction needs," said Richard P. Grimes, the association's president and CEO.

Alzheimer's taskforce plan now includes mention of assisted living services

Alzheimer's taskforce plan now includes mention of assisted living services

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Intensive lobbying paid off for assisted living groups vying for inclusion in the national Alzheimer's taskforce plan. The most recent taskforce plan includes assisted living in its strategy to assess and address the housing needs of those with Alzheimer's disease.

ALFA: Alzheimer's taskforce ignores assisted living options

ALFA: Alzheimer's taskforce ignores assisted living options

In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Assisted Living Federation of America said it was "dismayed to see the lack of acknowledgment of the role assisted living has in caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease," in the HHS taskforce plan released Jan. 9.

U.S. assisted living group pairs up with new seniors association in India

A leading U.S. assisted living trade group has partnered with India's first senior living group, reflecting the growing global demand for senior care facilities.

Provider group praises anti-union legislation

A leading assisted living advocacy group applauded legislation that would reverse two recent pro-union regulations issued by the National Labor Relations Board.

Provider group slams labor board rulings

An assisted living group says that two recent National Labor Relations Board rulings will lead to higher costs for seniors and fragmented services.