Movers & Shakers: Welltower CEO Joins Argentum Board

Argentum Welcomes Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa to Board of Directors Thomas J. DeRosa, CEO and director of Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: HCN), has been named to the board of directors of Argentum, the largest national association that advocates for senior living providers. Argentum was formerly known as the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). Board members […]

Senior Housing Sticks Up for Controversial Contract Provisions

Several parties want the federal government to ban pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts, sparking pushback among those in the senior living industry who regard the documents as essential. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently considering regulations on how arbitration agreements are presented to nursing home residents upon admission, but […]

Movers & Shakers: Mainstreet’s New Analytics Guru

CBRE Group Names Brian McAuliffe President of Institutional Markets in the U.S.  Brian McAuliffe has been promoted to president of institutional properties for CRBE Capital Markets in the U.S., the company announced. McAuliffe has served in high impact roles in CBRE’s Capital Markets team for more than 25 years. He is responsible for CBRE’s institutional […]

ALFA Rebrands as Argentum

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has changed its name to Argentum, the association announced Tuesday. The board of directors voted to approve the name change and new logo for the association on Monday. ALFA will officially transition to the Argentum name and brand on Dec. 1 at its Chief Executive Summit in Scottsdale, […]

Movers & Shakers — CNL Healthcare’s New CFO

CNL Healthcare Properties Names New Chief Financial Officer The board of directors of CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on senior housing and health care facilities, has named Kevin R. Maddron as chief financial officer, treasurer and chief operating officer, effective May 1. He will also continue to serve as senior […]

Meet James Balda, ALFA’s New CEO

Less than four months into his new role as president and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America, James Balda has helped roll out new credentialing efforts, launched a campaign that aims to prepare industry stakeholders for the next 10 years, and hosted his first annual conference, which had a record 2,700 attendees.  Not to […]

ALFA Launches Campaign to Prepare for Senior Living in 2025

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has launched a new initiative aimed at identifying and addressing the major challenges impacting the senior living industry in the next 10 years.  Unveiled at the association’s annual conference in Tampa, Fla., the Senior Living 2025 campaign is designed to bring together industry stakeholders, listen to their concerns […]

Is Florida Setting the Stage for the Future of Assisted Living?

Assisted living leaders are praising a reform bill in Florida that now is headed to the governor’s desk, which could be a model for how to increase oversight and accountability without unduly burdening providers. However, both supporters and critics of the bill say that it is far from perfect. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Eleanor […]

[Updated] ALFA Takes Senior Living Certification to the Next Level

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is forming an independent credentialing organization that will operate and govern certification programs for senior living providers. Established separately from the organization, the new credentialing push is the latest in a series of initiatives the senior living trade association has been developing over the past year, which has seen […]

The Top-10 Largest Senior Living Providers in 2015

Following a year that brought blockbuster acquisitions and record-breaking deal volume, this year’s ranking of the largest senior living providers reflects the growth and consolidation of the top players in the market. Notably, the biggest change in the list is the merging of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and Emeritus Senior Living Corp. […]