After 2 years of intensive planning, the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston has taken its place on the national research stage.
The Immigrant Workforce: It’s (Still) Not about Warm Bodies
It’s not just about “warm bodies.” My colleagues are getting a little tired of hearing me use this refrain every time they ask panicked questions about the workforce crisis in the field of long-term services and supports. Yes, we will need many more direct care workers in a variety of care settings to provide ...
Housing Plus Services: What’s Not to Like?
A half century ago, journalist Dorothy Kilgallen unwittingly changed the American lexicon when she reviewed a 1963 film called Charade: “It has Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Paris in living color, and a beautiful score by Henry Mancini,” she wrote. “So, what's not to like?”Kilgallen’s simple, 5-word question sums up my own ...
Our Job is to Enable Well-Being
In 2012, noted author and surgeon Atul Gawande went on a mission to find community-based service models that could help older people live successfully “all the way to the end of their lives.” He found one such model at Peter Sanborn Place, a 73-unit affordable housing property and LeadingAge member in Reading, MA.Sanborn Place ...
IOM: The Most Influential Organization You’ve Never Heard Of
Many of my friends nodded politely a few weeks back when I told them that I had been elected to the Institute of Medicine ...
Transitioning from Care to Engagement
Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, addressed LeadingAge members during a General Session at this year’s Annual Meeting in Nashville. Here is a transcript of her talk.A few weeks ago, our team at the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research went on a site visit to FairShare Housing’s ...