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  1. From the Editor: Research as an “Honest Examination”

    While putting together this issue, I interviewed Len Fishman for the Vision column, “Research Must Be a Priority for Aging Services.” I loved a remark he made: “Part of what research ...

  2. Vision: Research Must Be a Priority for Aging Services

    This issue of LeadingAge magazine is concerned with research, viewed from many angles. Why should providers adopt evidence-based practices? Should they actively seek to participate in research? What can research offer our field? Will evidence-based practices raise our status in the eyes of regulators and elected officials? We ...

  3. Evidence-Based Practices: How to Find Them, Choose Them and Use Them

    There is little doubt that evidence-based practices are becoming essential to the work LeadingAge members do. These are practices with scientific data to back up their claims to success. “Evidence-based practices need to become part of the fabric of an operation, just like continuous quality improvement,” ...

  4. Housing Plus Services Research: A Decade of Lessons in How to Influence Policy and Practice

    A comprehensive planning process prompted leaders at A.M. McGregor Home to make significant changes to their organization’s strategic direction in 1999. That decision had a direct and long-lasting impact on the Cleveland-based LeadingAge member. The decision also helped ...

  5. What Does Research Mean for Providers?

    “There’s that trifecta of process, culture and discernment that needs to go into it. You need a culture of inquiry, trust with stakeholders, and you have to think there’s a benefit. The service culture must be solid and have [its] operational ducks in a row before going forward.” So says Tabassum ...