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The Business of…Assisted Living

The twelfth show, The Business of… Assisted Living, we have guest Sally Michael is the president of the California Assisted Living Association (CALA). She joined CALA in 2000 and has over 20 years experience in not-for-profit association management. She is responsible for CALA’s day-to-day operations, implementation of the association’s strategic plan and provides oversight to all policy and programming functions. Sally works closely with CALA’s board of directors to assure the assisted living environment continues to offer residents and their family members the benefits of resident-centered, personalized care.

Assisted Living is a licensed residential setting that provides 24 hour care and supervision to seniors who need assistance, but do not require around the clock nursing care. Assisted Living communities provide assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, social activities, housekeeping, meals, transportation, and may offer dementia care programs and health-related services.

Sally is herself a boomer and has great appreciation for those who are either directly or indirectly caring for parents or other older loved ones.

The Business of Aging with Lori Bitter
July 19, 2011 – Episode 12: The Business of…Assisted Living

Guest: Sally Michael, President, California Assisted Living Association (CALA)[audio:boa12.mp3|titles=The Business of Aging – Episode 12]
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  1. It’s really great to find such communities. Indeed, it comes a time where we cannot take care of our parents. And we need the help of professional staff. For example, we cannot know when to ask a father to stop driving because it will be so dangerous for his life.