LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston conducts research designed to help our nation address the challenges and seize the opportunities associated with a growing older population.

LeadingAge and the University of Massachusetts Boston established the joint center in 2017. The center, with offices in Washington, DC and Boston, is the first of its kind to blend the resources of a major research university with the expertise and experience of applied researchers working with providers in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS).

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Explore Our Work

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  1. The Challenge of Documenting End-of-Life Preferences

    End-of-life planning tools such as POLST and MOLST can help document and honor a person’s care preferences. But the extent to which they fulfill their potential depends on how they are designed and implemented.

  2. Summit Maps Family Caregiving Research Priorities

    Research about family caregiving will help LeadingAge members reach out more effectively to support families of their residents and clients, predicts Robyn Stone, senior vice president of research at LeadingAge.

  3. New Study: Meeting Future Needs for Home-Based Care

    The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston is helping researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital identify ways to meet the growing need for home-based health and personal care among adults living with disability or chronic health conditions.

  4. New Report Explores Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing

    "Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice" describes findings from the first phase of a 2-part study that the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Generations United are conducting with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.

  5. New Grant: Creating and Sustaining an Intergenerational Culture in Senior Housing

    The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Generations United are working together to foster a broader culture of intergenerational interaction and exchange that, over time, becomes normalized in the housing setting.