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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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What Older People Want

Ask older people what will help them remain healthy and independent, and they're unlikely to tell you they need a better primary care physician, writes Robyn Stone. Stone's got a pretty good idea what they will tell you.

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  1. Outraged and Confused about Elder Abuse

    CFAR Executive Director Robyn Stone can’t think of one person who thinks elder abuse is acceptable. So why, she asks, does elder abuse still persist today? 

  2. Looking for a Partner? Call the Health Department

    It's time for housing providers and health departments to start talking about how they can work together to address the needs of vulnerable older adults, writes Robyn Stone.

  3. 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

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...