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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. Balancing the Not-for-Profit Difference with For-Profit Smarts

    We spend a good deal of time at LeadingAge talking about the not-for-profit difference -- that sense of mission, compassion and social accountability that is so deeply ingrained in our member organizations and sets them apart from their for-profit colleagues. I believe strongly in the not-for-profit difference. It’s what ...

  2. 6 Things to Consider When Rehabbing an Affordable Senior Housing Property

    What do you do with a 45-year-old high-rise building that houses 300 low-income older adults but is falling apart at the seams? If you are the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), you ask creative young people to come up with innovative plans to revitalize the building and improve the lives of the people living ...

  3. Preserving the Health of the Women Who Care for Mom

    Many women inhabit the world of “long-term care,” the system that provides services and supports to help individuals live with functional decline. The welfare of these women deserves particular attention during our nation’s trifecta of May celebrations: Mother’s Day, Older Americans Month, and National Women's Heath Week.National ...

  4. 3 Ways You Can Help Develop the Next Generation of LTSS Leaders

    A laundry list of challenges -- and a seemingly endless litany of expectations -- will face leaders in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS) over the next decade.On the one hand, we’ll expect those leaders to manage a care delivery system for more older people who face more complicated health, functional, financial ...

  5. 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 ...