Center for Applied Research News and Events
Updates on our newest reports and other products.
Sodexo has awarded a $50,000 grant to the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) and LeadingAge to conduct a study on aging services providers that are expanding into home and community-based services (HCBS).
The Support and Services at Home program is slowing the growth of annual total Medicare expenditures for program participants, according to early findings from a 3-year evaluation conducted by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and RTI International.
The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research translates research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers. During 2014, the Center conducted groundbreaking work in its 2 signature research areas: housing plus services and workforce. These and other exciting research initiatives are described in our 2014 Annual Report.
This year’s recipients of grants from the LeadingAge Innovations Fund will develop programs that improve care for older adults with dementia or help address mental health needs in affordable senior housing settings. The Center for Applied Research managed the grant application process.
Interdisciplinary teams can help the home care field play a more significant role in the nation’s health care system, according to participants in a recent workshop sponsored by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). But Dr. Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, warned workshop participants that the success of new home care models would depend largely on the direct care workforce.