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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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Let’s Stop Building “Memory Care Units”

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is expected to double by 2030. But that’s no reason to start building more “memory care units," writes Robyn Stone in a new blog.

7 Keys to Launching Housing Plus Services Partnerships

Aging services providers attending the PEAK Leadership Summit on March 17 gained important insights into how they might bring health services to housing properties through partnerships with local health care providers.

AARP Foundation Grant Will Support Guide to Partnerships

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is using a $120,000 grant from AARP Foundation to develop materials that will help providers of affordable senior housing build mutually beneficial collaborations with health care providers.

Training Models for Personal and Home Care Workers

Training models for personal and home care workers will be the topic for discussion during an educational session that the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research will present at the PEAK Leadership Summit. The session takes place on Monday, March 17 from 12:30-2 p.m.

Housing Plus Services Partnerships

Providers of affordable senior housing around the country are developing mutually beneficial partnerships with health and service providers as a way to help their residents remain healthy and independent. These partnerships will be the topic for discussion during an educational session that the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research will present at the PEAK Leadership Summit. The session takes place on Monday, March 17 from 2:30-4 p.m.