Some of the resources you might find valuable in your management role include:
- The American Health Care Association (www.ahca.org) is the leading national association for long term care providers and with which all or most state associations are affiliated.
- The Assisted Living Federation of America (www.alfa.org) is the largest national Assisted Living Association. Again, most state Assisted Living Associations are affiliated.
- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (www.aahsa.org) is the largest association for a CCRC or Independent Living Operator and has many state affiliates. In Independent Living, resources are not as centrally located as they are for Skilled Nursing Facilities or Assisting Living Facilities.
Access to great information to make informed decisions requires great resources, but it also needs professional support that understands that the market expectations vary dramatically throughout the US and, therefore, a senior living manager must surround him or herself with an experienced senior living consultant and professional support team.