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A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers.

October 26, 2011

The Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard website allows you to use a map to view state-specific rankings and results compared to benchmarks. Select performance indicators and states for comparison, and then generate customized, downloadable tables an

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Survey Finds Nurses Feel Secure About Their Jobs, But Predict a Difficult Retirement 

September 20, 2011

Although a majority of nurses predict their job and financial future are secure, most do not feel like they are saving enough money for retirement. According to the recent poll, these nurses have also altered retirement plans significantly in response to

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NCHS Shares Details about the First National Survey of Residential Care Communities

September 7, 2011

ALFA encouraged its members to take part in National Center for Health Statistics’ first National Survey of Residential Care Facilities/Communities (NSRCF) in 2010. NCHS is now sharing details about the release of these results, and its new strategy for t


Assisted Living Occupancy Rates Remain Unchanged

August 22, 2011

Assisted living occupancy seems to have hit some resistance lately with overall occupancy remaining at 88.4 percent for the third consecutive quarter. While occupancy has remained flat, the number of occupied units has increased by 0.4 percent in the past


Bring it On – What’s Ahead for the Senior Living Industry

August 22, 2011

So what may 2011 hold for assisted living? First, consider the prognosis for the economy in general. On the job front, the unemployment rate was 9.6 percent as of December 2010, down from its high of 10 percent, but unlikely to go much lower for the fores

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‘Typical’ Caregiving Scenario Defined in New Report

August 2, 2011

A new Gallup poll aims to describe the life of an average caregiver and shines light on the vast amount of time family caregivers spend each month caring for a loved one.


Cost of Assisted Living and Senior Living

August 1, 2011

Assisted living costs have increased at a lesser rate than those of private skilled nursing facilities over the last nine years, and the annual cost of private skilled nursing facilities continues to be double that of assisted living, according to a study


Health Reform Facts

August 18, 2010

The White House has released a series of state-by-state guides to what health reform means for your state and your community . . .


Latest Report: Alzheimer’s Rate Accelerating

October 19, 2009

The recently released 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report confirms that by 2010, there will be nearly a half million new cases of Alzheimer’s each year. By 2050, that number will double to nearly a million new cases per year. For senior livi

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