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Executive ASSISTED LIVING
contents | May/June2011
14 2011 Largest senior Living Providers
By anya Martin
The senior living industry stood out as a bright spot in
2010, with needs-based categories like assisted living and
memory care proving particularly attractive. Consider the
outlook for 2011 while reviewing our newly expanded
annual Largest Providers list.
24 executive Focus group: successful
By lisa Junker
Outside providers can have a huge impact on how senior
living residents view their communities. In our latest
Executive Focus Group, execs discuss the best ways to find,
select, and build lasting relationships with third-party providers for such services as rehab, home health, and more.
28 From the ground up: setting the stage
By adaM stone
In an ongoing series, Assisted Living Executive follows Carlton Senior Living as it launches a new senior living community—the triumphs, the pitfalls, and the lessons learned
along the way. This installment focuses on steps being taken
now to lay the groundwork for success in sales and marketing, interior design, and operations.
Bringing it All together
By Bryan ochalla
Senior living providers have complex requirements for their
software systems, and developers are working hard to meet
those needs. We take a look at some of today’s trends in
operational and management software.
36 interview: state Regulators speak Out
By lisa Junker
It’s vital for senior living providers to understand the perspective of regulatory agencies in states where they operate.
Read on for a look at regulators’ thoughts on enforcement,
aging in place, resident choice, risk, and more.
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top of Mind
Richard P. Grimes
ALFA President & CEO
6 need to Know
Industry news and
People & Places
42 compliance corner
Risk reduction is good
9 ALFA for You
ALFA news and initiatives
COVER PHOTOGRAPH B Y GANDEE VASAN
Public Policy Brief
Senate Special Committee
celebrates 50 years
46 Ad & Member indices
Guide to advertisers and
members in this issue
47 Business Link
Products and services for
48 executive Book Review
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