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CMS Releases Tip Sheet for Prescription Drug Assistance in Disaster & Emergency Areas

September 23, 2008

In response to the recent tropical storms and hurricanes that have affected much of the southern United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an updated tip sheet about getting medical care and prescription drugs in a dis

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Providers Celebrate Assisted Living Week

September 9, 2008

Assisted living communities nationwide are celebrating National Assisted Living Week (NALW), which began Sunday and runs through September 13th. This year’s theme is “Filling Life With Love.”

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As Costs Continue Rising, Assisted Living Remains the More Affordable Care Choice

August 18, 2008

As a whole, long-term care costs have increased 5 to 13 percent in the past two years, according to the recently released 2008 Long-Term Care Cost of Care research report from Prudential Financial.

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US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing July 23, 2008

July 23, 2008

Testimony submitted by Assisted Living Federation of America Mr. Chairman, My name is Richard Grimes, the President and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America (www.alfa.org). Thank you for giving me the opportunity to submit testimony on the need and value of person-centered long term care for American seniors.  Assisted living is, by definition, a…

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Nearly 100, Oldest Living Ex-Major Leaguer Calls Assisted Living Community Home

June 17, 2008

The Carriage Club at Charlotte, an ALFA-member assisted living community in Charlotte, North Carolina, is home to Bill Werber, the oldest living ex-Major League Baseball player. An Associated Press feature article on Werber has been picked up by USA Today

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Sex and Seniors: How to Promote Sexual Health & Wellness Among Older Adults

June 1, 2008

Many seniors, despite the aging process, remain sexually active well into later life. Learn the realities of sexual activity among seniors, the role sex plays, the physical, psychosocial and cultural impacts on sexuality, common challenges, and how educat

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The Changing Continuum: Senior Care Today and Tomorrow

June 1, 2008

Discuss with your peers how the industry is impacted by the blurring of traditional senior living segments. This discussion will be guided by leaders from assisted living, independent living, home healthcare and hospice. Bring your perspectives on this ch

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Proactive Strategies to Minimize Depression in Seniors

June 1, 2008

Depression, and even suicide, can seriously affect the health and wellbeing of seniors. Learn about the prevalence of and contributors to depression among seniors, including inadvertent triggers from the environment that can escalate the symptoms. Explore

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Managing for Risk in Dementia Services

June 1, 2008

Taking on more memory care patients equates to potentially adding more risk. Learn about product and service innovations that can help to mitigate increased risk and help provide better service to residents.

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Technology & Accountability: Trends in Efficient Medication Management

June 1, 2008

Clinical experts will share some of the industry’s best practices in the critically important area of medication management. Plus, learn about specific technologies that can be employed to improve medication management efficiency, bolster accountability a

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Bush Signs the Safety of Seniors Act

May 6, 2008

Meant to raise awareness about fall prevention for seniors, the Safety for Seniors Act was signed by President Bush late last month. The bill also expands research that will help identify segments of the senior population at most risk of suffering injurie

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Dementia Blood Test Debuts This Year

April 24, 2008

A blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with more than 90 percent accuracy will hit the U.S. market as soon as this summer, according to the Society of Chemical Industry. The test, called NuroPro and developed by Power3 Medical Products, measur

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