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. 2 Ways to Make Assisted Living More Affordable

    When Benchmark Senior Living opened a new community in North Attleboro, MA., it found a way to lower costs by rethinking space and the way residents live. Tom Grape, the organization’s founder and chief executive, talked recently with Len Fishman, director of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Gerontology Institute is a partner in the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston.

  2. How to Share Campus Space for the Good of Young and Old

    Dr. Taryn Patterson, a research associate with the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, thinks LeadingAge members have the potential to bring intergenerational programming to scale nationwide. A new report from Generations United suggests that some members are already working toward that goal.

  3. What Have We Done for You Lately? – July 2018

    It’s been hot and steamy in the nation’s capital this July. But our 90-degree temperatures and near-100% humidity haven’t put a damper on the energy and enthusiasm of LeadingAge team members. We’ve been busy launching new initiatives, disseminating exciting new research, speaking out on important issues, and preparing useful resources for LeadingAge members. Here’s a guided tour of our work for you in July 2018.

  4. How Consumer Engagement Helped Direct a New Health Care Program

    The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, with the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, recently released a new case study examining how Massachusetts engaged consumers in the design and oversight of a new health care program serving people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

  5. Evaluating a Contemplative Care Approach for Nursing Homes

    The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston will evaluate a Contemplative Care intervention and Resiliency Training that the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care is implementing at Isabella Geriatric Center.