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The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to a wide variety of research areas. The center has earned a national reputation for its ability to translate research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers.

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Explore Research on Dementia, Workforce, Wellness and Housing

The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) has created a Global Ageing Research Clearinghouse to promote the adoption and testing of different models and interventions in aging services organizations. The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is helping IAHSA continually expand the evidence-based resources available through the clearinghouse.

6 Things to Consider When Rehabbing an Affordable Senior Housing Property

Dr. Robyn Stone learned a lot -- and felt a good measure of hope for the future -- after evaluating entries in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2015 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. Taken together, the proposals offer an incredibly useful recipe for building the next generation of affordable senior housing properties.

Robyn Stone Examines the Future of Family Caregiving in New Book

Family caregivers form “the backbone” of the health and long-term care systems, according to Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research. Yet, the ability of family members to continue delivering services and supports to older relatives will depend on a number of “complex, interrelated and sometimes countervailing” factors. Stone outlines those factors in one of 18 chapters included in Family Caregiving in the New Normal.

Former LeadingAge Staffer Wins Praise for Home Health Worker Training Program

A multifaceted training program for home health workers, which is directed by a former LeadingAge staff member, could serve as a model for states seeking to meet demands for long-term care from a growing older population with increasingly complex health needs. That’s the conclusion of a new case study about the SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership in Seattle, WA.

June 26: Nominate a Nurse Leader for the 10th Annual McHugh Award

LeadingAge members don’t have much time to nominate a nurse leader for the 10th Annual Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports Nursing. Deadline is June 26, 2015. This year, you can apply online!