Welcome to the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA)
The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing advocacy, communication, education, and resources for Virginia's assisted living industry.
VALA's members represent the entire spectrum of the industry: providers of both non-profit and for-profit, and large and small assisted living communities. VALA also welcomes Industry Partners - companies, government agencies, and individuals that provide a service to, or have an interest in, assisted living in Virginia.
The Virginia Assisted Living Association presented three VALA Diamond Awards at the 2013 Virginia Assisted Living Annual Fall Conference on October 14, 2013 in Norfolk, VA. We applaud each of the recipients for providing outstanding care on behalf of Virginia's assisted living industry!
Congratulationsto Antonio Williams at Commonwealth Memory Care in Norfolk for being awarded the 2013 Assisted Living Director of the Year Diamond Award!!
Congratulations to American Retirement Homes for being awarded the 2013 VALA Diamond Award for Best Practices!!
Congratulations to Carol Harvin at Greenfield Senior Living of Fredericksburg for being awarded the 2013 Outstanding Assisted Living Caregiver VALA Diamond Award!!
The VALA Career Center exists as an additional benefit for assisted living providers to seek qualified candidates for all positions relative to operating an assisted living community in Virginia. Positions that are posted may include those for administrators, executive directors, nurses, medication aides, maintenance staff, accounting managers, dietary staff, etc. Send in your job announcements today!
VALA DIAMOND AWARDS - Send in your nominations TODAY!
Do you know of someone who stands out in the assisted living industry? Has your community perfected a practice that could benefit other communities and the residents they serve? If so, nominate someone today for the VALA DIAMOND AWARDS! Awards will be presented in a special recognition ceremony at the Virginia Assisted Living Fall Conference of that year.
1. Assisted Living Director of the Year Award - recognizes outstanding individuals in the assisted living industry who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through their dedication to the assisted living industry, to their staff, and to the residents and families they serve.
2. Assisted Living Best Practices Award - recognizes assisted living providers who create innovative programs or unique approaches to provide the best service possible to its residents.
3. Outstanding AL Caregiver Award - recognizes outstanding individuals in the assisted living industry who have provided outstanding residential care through their dedication to the assisted living industry and their outstanding services to the residents and their families.
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 VALA Diamond Awards is June 15, 2014.
VALA invites you to submit a proposal to speak at one of VALA's upcoming events. Presentations are selected by a program review committee and are evaluated on the timeliness of the topic, overall interest by conference attendees, a well-defined description, and relevance to the assisted living industry. Submit a proposal by clicking HERE.