Clinical trial to accelerate translation of research on exercise in old age into practice in a CCRC.
LeadingAge Center for Applied Research worked with the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care to provide technical assistance to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Long Term Quality Improvement Learning Network. The network of 20 facilities helped AHRQ test the Readiness Assessment Tool that assesses the current state of an organization’s culture and its attitude and commitment toward improving the quality of care and services it provides.
A literature review, Impact of Blood Pressure Telemonitoring on Hypertension Outcome, showed that blood pressure (BP) telemonitoring resulted in reduction of BP in all but 2 studies; systolic BP declined by 3.9 to 13.0mm Hg and diastolic BP declined by 2.0 to 8.0mm Hg across these studies.
LeadingAge worked with the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University on a project that explored the employment of migrant workers in the delivery of health and social care to older people across the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland and Canada.
In a previous study of 3 affordable senior housing communities in Colorado, the Center found that residents relied significantly on family caregivers. Interviews with housing staff at the Colorado properties reinforced the fact that family support was crucial to a resident’s general well-being and an essential factor in allowing the resident to maintain his or her independence.
Better Jobs Better Care released Solutions You Can Use: Transforming the Long-Term Care Workforce, a report that explains the major findings from the 8 Better Jobs Better Care research projects and what they mean to aging-services providers as they build a quality workforce. The purpose and focus of each of the 8 research project are briefly described as well as the implications of the findings for providers.
In partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA) convened a National Summit on Affordable Senior Housing and Services on May 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C. This “invitation only” meeting brought together nearly 100 experts, including policy officials from the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as well as state aging, health and housing agencies, senior housing providers, health and aging services providers, foundations, academic researchers, and aging and housing advocacy organizations.
The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (formerly IFAS) prepared The Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis briefing paper for the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care to address long-term care workforce problems affecting frail and disabled older adults in nursing homes, assisted living, other residential facilities and home and community-based settings.
The Affordable Senior Housing with Services Programs and Models brief discusses the potential implications of expanding affordable senior housing with services options and the practice and policy issues that may have to be addressed to do so.
In partnership with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc, LeadingAge convened the National Summit on Affordable Senior Housing and Services on May 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. The National Summit on Affordable Senior Housing and Services Report summarizes the proceedings from the summit (and includes the background papers).