Quality Care Oath
VALA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to providing advocacy, communication, education, and resources to the assisted living industry in Virginia. Formed in 1996, our members have chosen us to be the unified voice of assisted living in Virginia, and we are the official state affiliate of Argentum (formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America - ALFA).
Our members represent the entire spectrum of the industry: providers of both non-profit and for-profit, and large and small assisted living communities. We also welcome Industry Partners - companies, government agencies, and individuals that provide a service to, or have an interest in, assisted living in Virginia.
A Time of Change: Right now, the assisted living industry is undergoing many changes in Virginia and in the nation. Many forces are influencing the future of the rapidly growing alternative for Virginia seniors:
- New regulations are being written
- New legislation is being proposed
- The needs and desires of residents are evolving.
- Healthcare delivery and reimbursement systems are evolving
- Consumer awareness and knowledge are on the rise
During this time of transformation, the assisted living industry in Virginia faces an enormous challenge: How can providers "stay ahead of the curve" on issues affecting the future of assisted living while maintaining a focus on what is important today - providing quality, affordable, home-like alternatives to current residents?