May 25, 2006
Contact: Paul Williams, ALFA Media Relations
703-894-1805 ext 218 

ALFA Members in Article About Home-Care Services Offered by Senior Living Companies

Alexandria, VA  — An article in The Wall Street Journal (“A New Twist on Assisted Living,” May 18, 2006) features members of the Assisted Living Federation of America — Intercontinental Services (Martinez, California), Silverado Senior Living (San Juan Capistrano, California), and Sunrise Senior Living (McLean, Virginia).

Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Bernstein contacted ALFA when researching the story, which looks at the growing popularity of expanded services offered by senior living companies — particularly home-care services and programs that provide seniors access to assisted living community amenities, such as exercise classes and field trips.

“… a growing number of companies that run assisted living or nursing homes are offering an array of nonmedical services to elderly people who want to remain in their houses,” Bernstein wrote. “Some companies even promise that their home-care clients will get preferential treatment in securing a live-in spot at the facilities that have long waiting lists.”

The article also notes:

The entire article is available online for a limited time.

About the Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America drives business excellence, ensures an informed public, and influences public policy to advance the business interests and operational excellence of companies leading professionally managed assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA advocates for choice, quality of care, accessibility, and improved state regulations for assisted living and for the seniors and families served by the assisted living industry. 
 
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