Flordia Becomes the Newest AALNA State Chapter
The American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA) added a new state chapter, official January 9, 2015. With over 3,000 assisted living facilities located in the state of Florida, there was an overwhelming push by the nurses of these facilities to form an AALNA State Chapter in Florida. With the support of AALNA, local assisted living consultant, Donna Crivaro, RN, BS, CRNI, C-AL and Gail Matillo, MPA, the Executive Director of the Florida Assisted Living Federation of America, brought together a group of over 75 assisted living nurses to meet and surpass charter membership criteria and create the AALNA Florida Chapter. Read more.
10th Annual AALNA Conference
Thank you to those of you who joined us for the 10th annual AALNA conference in Washington D.C. Would like to request that you email us any photos that you may have from the conference. You may email these photos to email@example.com
INTERACT for Assisted Living Is Here!
In 2012, AALNA and our NCAL partners, Lindsay Schwartz and Dave Kyllo, became involved in the review, revision, and development of INTERACT tools specific to the Assisted Living Environment at the request of AALNA. Rita Vann, Senior VP of Clinical Services at Brookdale Senior Living and AALNA national board of directors member, also worked toward a collaboration with INTERACT project director Dr. Joseph G. Ouslander. Dr. Ouslander is a Professor and Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and a Professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing of Florida Atlantic University. Through this partnership, AALNA, NCAL and Brookdale have worked together to further the fundamental goal of INTERACT by working to improve care. Through these and other Assisted Living Facility (ALF) stakeholder collegial collaborations, AALNA was able to influence the paths pursued and the changes needed to create Assisted Living appropriate tools and approaches to the INTERACT communication system. Click here to read more.