volume 16 | Number 6
PubliSheD by alfa
Executive ASSISTED LIVING
contents | November/December2009
by aDam StoNe
Resident care technologies continue to evolve and further
enhance levels of care. But particularly in a tight economy,
suppliers must prove to senior living companies that their
products are flexible and adaptable. Plus, check out our
annual list of life safety solutions providers.
by whitNey reDDiNg
A lull in new construction has, in part, caused senior living
companies to set their sights inward. Instead of spending
on new buildings, many are refurbishing existing spaces—
which helps enhance the resident experience as well as
boost a community’s marketability.
by aNya martiN
The affordable assisted living model has found growth
potential in New Jersey and Illinois, where Medicaid waiver
programs allow for adequate reimbursements.
by JameS k. tellatiN, mai
Forward-thinking senior living companies can prep for an
M&A resurgence by updating the appraisal data for their
properties, a strategy that should also include input from
executive directors and marketing executives.
by Nick boNtiS, Ph.D.
Strategies for channeling your company’s knowledge base
into corporate initiatives can be a critical step toward business success, especially in competitive senior living markets.
by bryaN ochalla
If you want to cast a wide net for today’s best talent, your
reach has to go well beyond the jobs section of the Sunday
newspaper. Craigslist, niche online job boards, and social
networking tools are sending talented prospects your way.
Richard P. Grimes
ALFA President & CEO
Products and services for
Industry updates and
Guide to advertisers and
members in this issue
Taking control of your