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Can the Rural Workforce Crisis Be Solved?

There’s a rural workforce crisis brewing in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS). Robyn Stone saw that crisis up close during a recent trip to Midwest for the LeadingAge Nebraska fall conference. And she thinks it's serious.

National Academy of Medicine Will Explore Housing Plus Services on Dec. 12

The role of housing as a social determinant of health will be the topic for discussion on Dec. 12 when the National Academy of Medicine holds an all-day public workshop focusing on the affordability, availability, and importance of housing for vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities.

What’s So Great about Culture Change? CFAR Study Offers Some Clues

Nursing homes must implement culture change fully before they can reap many of its benefits, according to early findings from an ongoing study by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR). But when full implementation does occur, the benefits of culture change include significant improvements in resident perceptions of quality of life, services, and care.

Exploring Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing

LeadingAge and Generations United are using funds from The Retirement Research Foundation to explore the characteristics and benefits of intergenerational programming in senior housing properties.

How to Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aging Services

Aging services organizations should stop defining the role of the registered nurse (RN) in terms of the physical labor involved in clinical tasks, or the emotional labor involved in keeping residents and family members happy. Instead, RNs should be encouraged to focus their energies on “intellectual labor.”