LEARN MORE ABOUT ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively
dedicated to professionally operated senior living communities for seniors. Assisted Living Federation of
America's member-driven programs promote business and operational excellence through an annual
conference, research, publications, and executive networks. ALFA works to influence public policy by
advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans.
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"Assisted living is often viewed as the best of both worlds. Residents have as much independence as
they want with the knowledge that personal care and support services are available if they need them.
Assisted living communities are designed to provide residents with assistance with basic ADLs
(activities of daily living) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and more. Some states also allow
assisted living to offer medication assistance and/or reminders. Assisted living communities differ from
nursing homes in that they don’t offer complex medical services."
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care
Association (AHCA). NCAL is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through
national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives. NCAL’s
proactive, national focus on assisted living legislation is backed by the strongest and most influential
long term care advocacy team in the country. NCAL members know that their voices will be heard by the
national policymakers and regulators who continually seek to influence the future of assisted living.
In addition to national advocacy, NCAL supports state-specific advocacy effort through its national
federation of state affiliates. NCAL state affiliates work to create local education, advocate on behalf of
assisted living providers, and provide the direct, ongoing support their assisted living members need to
improve quality and grow their businesses.
Alzheimer's, dementia and memory care are often provided in a secure assisted living or nursing home
setting, usually in a separate floor or wing. Residents may live in semi-private apartments or private
rooms and have structured activities delivered by staff members trained specifically on caring for those
with memory impairment.
Moving In Nurturing Directions (M.I.N.D.) in Memory Care is a compassionate and proactive approach to
the daily behaviors of dementia patients. Created by expert, author and speaker Cindy Keith, RN, BS,
and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
Put together by the National Institute on Aging (Run by the U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services), this site has a wealth of information about Alzheimer's Disease. It provides information on
current treatment and research.
An association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, supports organizations and
professionals that develop wellness environments and services for adults over 50.