ADVOCATING FOR SENIOR LIVING
The ALFA public policy program is focused on improving the legislative and
regulatory framework that impacts or has the potential of impacting the
senior living industry at the federal or state level.
ALFA worked with a broad-based coalition that successfully defeated •
passage of the so-called Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act
that would have prohibited assisted living and skilled nursing providers
from using pre-dispute arbitration agreements.
ALFA participated in the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace to •
oppose anti-business legislation, including the so-called Employee
Free Choice Act (EFCA).
ALFA;Vice;Chairman;Loren;Shook;testified;before;the •;U.S. Senate
Special Committee on Aging about resident-centered care options for
ALFA supported two major pieces of legislation to help people with •
dementia: The Silver Alert Bill passed the House; the National
Alzheimer’s Project Act was signed into law.
ALFA led a coalition that developed an •;Energy
Star™ rating for senior living communities that will be
implemented in 2011. This program will lower energy
costs for senior living companies.
ALFA‘s efforts contributed to CMS broadening its interpretation of •
their Money Follows the Person programs.
ALFA members wrote •;3,124 letters to state and federal officials in
120 ALFA members conducted 475 meetings with 151 Members of •
Congress at the 2010 ALFA Federal Advocacy Fly-in.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), RIALA Executive Director Kathleen Kelly, and RIALA Board Chairman Ben Ricci.
Steven Vick, CEO, Signature Senior Living, Bruce Mackey, President & CEO, Five Star Senior Living, and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)