Robyn's Read

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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Lester Holt Knows What Consumers Want

At LeadingAge, we’ve known for a long time that consumers prefer home care to care in a hospital or nursing home. Now NBC News Anchor Lester Holt knows it too.

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  1. Let's Stop Building "Memory Care Units"

    The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is expected to double by 2030. But that’s no reason to start building more “memory care units.” Instead, it’s time to start thinking outside the box about how we can design and deliver the very best services ...

  2. Robyn Stone: How to Shift from an “Accidental” to a “Valued” Workforce

    Many people enter the field of long-term care “accidentally,” writes Dr. Robyn Stone in a new book from the Russell-Sage Foundation that explores 

  3. Wake-Up Call from the IOM: We’re Not Ready to Meet Geriatric Mental Health Needs

    I’ve spent the last year working with a very distinguished group of geriatricians and behavioral health experts to gauge the older population’s need for mental health services and substance abuse treatment, and to assess our nation’s capacity to meet that need.  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened ...