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The Migrant Direct Care Workforce: An International Perspective

Recruiting foreign-born or migrant workers could be one solution to the projected shortage of direct care workers needed to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS), according to a new article by Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.

Innovations Fund: How In-Home Memory Support Can Ease Family Stress

Montefiore, a LeadingAge member in Cleveland, OH, used a 2015 LeadingAge Innovations Fund grant to develop a new program designed to ease the stress that families experience as they care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s dementia or other dementias.

McHugh Award Deadline is June 30

June 30, 2016 is the application deadline for the Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Nursing.

What Do Researchers Want to Learn about the Home-Based Care Workplace?

Key experts in home and community-based services (HCBS) gathered in Washington, DC in early May to discuss how home-based care work is organized, and to brainstorm about possible topics for a research project exploring workplace issues in this sector.

Cuba and the Gift of Old Age

Older people seem to be everywhere in Cuba because they are welcomed everywhere.