A Culture of Collaboration, Dedication, and Innovation

Who We Are

Our work isn’t just offering raw data and information – we offer deep insights and real solutions to problems seniors, caregivers and influencers face every day.

We believe that constant innovation based on scientific, intensive research can richly improve the quality of life for seniors for years to come. That’s why we foster a culture of that constantly pushes us to pursue innovation, by collaborating with industry influencers, experts, and caregivers.

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes Assisted Living Research Institute stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

Institution Facts
  • > 180K Seniors Helped
  • >30 Experienced Experts
  • >30,000 Communities Analyzed

Our Mission

Our mission is to collaborate with like-minded individuals, to provide effective solutions to real challenges impacting seniors everyday. Want to get involved? Send us a message to find out how you can help. Questions? Let us know below and we will do our best to answer them.

Our Experts


Christina Drumm-Boyd

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

For decades, Christina has worked at all levels of the senior health care industry, serving as director of admissions and marketing for assisted living, nursing homes, memory care, and independent living communities. She also served as a support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her educational training is in Human Services Counseling.

Before taking her elder care services nationwide through Virtual Consultations, Christina Drumm-Boyd founded Care Connect of Hampton Roads (CCHR) in Virginia in 2006. More than a decade later, CCHR continues to grow in size and popularity as it provides comprehensive guidance and access to quality elder care services.

The History of Assisted Living
1965

Nursing facility sector expands rapidly after Medicare's and Medicaid's enactment

1972

Due to increasing demand for intermediate-care facilities, the Assisted Living industry was born

1990

Quality of residential care becomes focus of exposés and public inquiries

1991

Assisted Living becomes an explicit subset of residential car

2018

Over 28,000 assisted living facilities in existence. Up from 11,000 in 2007

Finding the right community was difficult. With all the choices and options, it was hard to filter out the noise and find the one that best fit my needs.
DONALD LEE

ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENT

Contact

We’re committed to finding the best possible care for those who need assisted living.


1 (800) 622-3915

PO Box 45829

Seattle, WA 98145-0826

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