American Seniors Housing Association - The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) was formed in 1991. Members of ASHA are executives involved in the operation, development and finance of the entire spectrum of seniors housing – independent living, assisted living, and continuing care retirement communities.
National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) - Since its creation, NIC has served as a valuable resource to lenders, investors, developers/operators, and others interested in meeting the housing and healthcare needs of America’s seniors. The mission of NIC is to advance the seniors housing and care industry by facilitating informed investment decision-making and providing excellence in networking, professional education and research.
LeadingAge (formally aahsa)- LeadingAge is an association of 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. We advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age. LeadingAge offers a strong and distinct voice for our not-for-profit members. Working together, we lead in innovative practices that transform how we serve our aging population, cutting-edge initiatives to develop services that meet older adults’ needs and preferences and advocacy to advance the interest of the aging consumer.
International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) -Connecting and supporting care and service providers worldwide to enhance the quality of life for the ageing.
Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) - The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-operated assisted living communities for seniors. ALFA‘s member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through national conferences, research, publications and executive networks. ALFA works to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care and accessibility for all Americans seeking assistance with long-term care.
American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) - Founded in 1962, ACHCA is a non-profit membership organization which provides superior educational programming, certification in a variety of positions, and career development for its members. Guided by the vision that dynamic leadership forges long term health care services that are desired, meaningful, successful, and efficient, ACHCA identifies, recognizes, and supports long term care leaders, advocating for their mission and promoting excellence in their profession.
American Health Care Association – The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally. AHCA represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. It also serves as a force for change within the long term care field, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.
National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) – Your source for leadership in the assisted living profession, serving our members through consumer education, networking opportunities, public affairs, professional development and a respected voice in public policy advocacy.
National Council on The Aging – Founded in 1950, The National Council on the Aging is a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to improving the health and independence of older persons and increasing their continuing contributions to communities, society and future generations.
Research and Publications
Westridge Publishing - Westridge Publishing was established in 1996 and is exclusively focused on publishing and selling books and other electronic and print media for both the senior consumer market and the senior living and health care industries. The long run strategic mission of Westridge Publishing is to offer professionals in the senior housing and health care industries a complete portfolio of relevant industry publications and products
McKnight’s Long Term Care News & Assisted Living – McKnight’s Long Term Care News is a business news magazine serving the institutional long-term care field. It reports on the events that affect the way care is delivered across the entire long term care spectrum, ranging from the lower acuity assisted living setting, to the high acuity skilled nursing setting. Included also is coverage of care in Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Alzheimer’s and Special Care Facilities, Post Acute Care Centers, and Hospital based long-term care units. The magazine marked its 25th anniversary in April 2005.
The SeniorCare Investor – For over 50 years, this hard-working newsletter has been tracking acquisitions, IPOs, bankruptcies and corporate shake-ups in the senior care market, including nursing home and assisted living companies, retirement communities, REITs and home healthcare. Find out the latest corporate earnings, key financial indicators and stock forecasts along with expert news and analysis from the industry’s leading financial analyst.
Urban Land Institute(ULI) - Founded in 1936, the institute now has more than 28,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land to enhance the total environment.
Contemporary Long Term Care - As the leading business publication for long term care management, Contemporary Long Term Care, published 11 times a year, will provide you with hard hitting, and useful information on the business of managing your facility and caring for your residents
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – CMS is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), we are the federal agency responsible for administering the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), and several other health-related programs.
National Institute on Aging – NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research
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