Founded in 2015 and located in Waltham, MA, the Massachusetts Senior and Assisted Living Communities Foundation, Inc. (MASS-SALC Foundation) is a 501 (c ) 3 charitable organization.
The Foundation supports the work of MASS-ALA through research, education, workforce development and related activities.
Among the projects sponsored by the MASS-SALC Foundation are
-Economic impact analysis of assisted living in Massachusetts
-Research and analysis of incidents involving older adults who reside in an assisted living residence
-Development of training to reduce serious incidents
-Research in methods to improve the quality of life in assisted living
-Evaluation of resident, family, workforce, and public attitudes about assisted living in Massachusetts
-Research in attracting and retaining qualified, caring staff to work in assisted living
-Sponsoring speakers and programs at MASS-ALA events
-Research into providing affordable assisted living choices and other issues of importance to assisted living