The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) has recently announced a partnership with the first Indian senior-living association. The organization will be called Association Senior Living India and will work with ALFA to develop professionally managed assisted living facilities throughout India.

India’s elderly population is growing rapidly and is projected to have a 3-fold increase between 2007 and 2050, when there will be an estimated 240 million persons over 60 years of age. However, there is currently a lag between the emerging needs of the ageing population and the development of infrastructure to provide necessary care. The partnership will help address this unmet need and aims to accelerate the creation of facilities to care for the aged.

The Director of the Assisted Living Federation of America, Steven Vick, reflected on the relationship, stating, “The Indian senior living sector is still in its infancy and is expected to grow at a rapid pace in the coming years. Senior living providers in India can learn a tremendous amount from the fits-and starts we had when senior living was in its infancy in the U.S.”

To read the complete press release from ALFA, click here.