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Robyn I. Stone, a noted researcher and leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy, joined LeadingAge as the senior vice president of Research. Dr. Stone periodically shares her perspectives on the center’s research work and on policy issues affecting older adults. 


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3 Partnership Lessons from a Cross-Country Trek

On a recent cross-country trek, Robyn Stone discovered that finding and working with a range of new partners can actually be a lot of fun.

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  1. Why Mouth Care is a Workforce Issue

    I’m guessing that you probably brush your teeth twice a day, if not more. So you’ll probably be surprised – perhaps even horrified – to learn that

  2. Can the Rural Workforce Crisis Be Solved?

    There’s a rural workforce crisis brewing in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS). I saw that crisis up close during a recent trip to Midwest for the LeadingAge Nebraska fall conference. And, believe me, it’s serious. The crisis isn’t just affecting nursing homes. It’s creeping into the home ...

  3. What We Don’t Know About Direct Care Workers Could Hurt Us

    We know some important things about the direct care workforce that provides long-term services and supports (LTSS) to millions of older Americans. But it’s what we don’t know that could hurt us, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. What We Know We know, for ...

  4. 3 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Labor Day All Year

    In 1887, Oregon became the first state in the union to officially set aside the first Monday in September to celebrate the many contributions of our nation’s workers. But Labor Day didn’t start in Oregon. The Labor Day tradition actually began a full 5 years before the Oregon legislature took its bold action. And workers ...

  5. Suddenly, I’m an Expert on Immigration

    Several times a year, I have the opportunity to attend conferences in such places as Australia, China, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet with researchers from around the globe and to compare notes about how our respective countries are preparing for a much-anticipated explosion in the world’s ...