The Assisted Living Federation of America and MatrixCare have announced a three-year corporate partnership to develop education and research programming focused on quality measures and memory care programming in senior living.

“MatrixCare is proud to partner with ALFA and its members to develop and deliver research, care protocols, and tools to improve the quality of life for residents served by memory care programs,” John Damgaard, MatrixCare president and CEO, said in a statement. “We also look forward to collaborating on the development of quality measures to help senior living providers demonstrate the consistently high levels of care and service they deliver to seniors.”

Programs expected to be developed through the partnership:

  • An annual memory care executive symposium that, beginning in 2016, will bring together experts in the field to share best practices among providers and their partners. The one-day seminar will focus on issues related to memory care resident experience, technology, operations, business trends and other topics.
  • Memory care executive reports focusing on best practices, provider requirements and clinical outcomes, among other topics. An executive summary of each report will be published in ALFA’s bimonthly Senior Living Executive magazine.
  • Case studies and white papers focusing on issues affecting memory care operators.

“ALFA is honored to work with MatrixCare in the rapidly growing and evolving field of memory care in senior living, and we are keenly aware of the importance of ensuring that these residents—like all residents—live purposeful lives,” ALFA President and CEO James Balda said in a statement. “We are looking forward to providing our members with a new suite of resources to assist them in providing an optimum experience and delivering superior care.”