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.
In partnership with the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA), the Center for Applied Research conducted a cross-national study of the long-term care and home care paraprofessional workforce in countries throughout Europe.
Center for Applied Research has worked with the Hua Mei Center for Successful Ageing (HMCSA) to develop a community-based care model of "Ageing in Place."
LeadingAge Center for Applied Research conducted a pilot study to evaluate the acceptability and prognostic value of the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in older residents and the staff of independent housing and assisted living settings in a CCRC.
Lutheran Services of America (LSA) and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans collaborated on Aging in Community, a new home and community-based initiative to encourage LSA members to expand their service delivery options and to learn from each other through “Open Source” activities and other shared learning opportunities.
LeadingAge evaluated the impact of PREPARE, a bioterrorism training program, on participating communities using baseline, post, and 6-month post surveys. The Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded the evaluation.
Connecting Affordable Senior Housing and Services: A Descriptive Study of 3 Colorado Models describes and compares how 3 affordable senior housing communities in Colorado help residents maintain independent living in the face of growing frailty and/or disability.
The Geriatric Education Master Mentor (GEMM) program is an educational program to train registered nurses (RNs) on the evidence-based geriatric care and to improve their clinical teaching and mentoring skills.
LeadingAge, in partnership with the LeadingAge Kansas and Wichita State University, tested a set of interventions directed towards reducing the high staff turnover rate in nursing homes.