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The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to a wide variety of research areas. The center has earned a national reputation for its ability to translate research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers.

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IAHSA and LeadingAge Receive Sodexo Grant to Study HCBS

Sodexo has awarded a $50,000 grant to the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) and LeadingAge to conduct a study on aging services providers that are expanding into home and community-based services (HCBS).

LeadingAge Center for Applied Research: 2014 Annual Report

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research translates research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers. During 2014, the Center conducted groundbreaking work in its 2 signature research areas: housing plus services and workforce. These and other exciting research initiatives are described in our 2014 Annual Report.

Housing Plus Services: What’s Not to Like?

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research has found plenty to like about Housing Plus Services models that use affordable senior housing properties as platforms for the delivery of health and supportive services. In her December blog, Robyn Stone explains why she likes this new model -- and how it is different from assisted living.

Our Job is to Enable Well-Being

Housing providers like Peter Sanborn Place in Reading, MA, are enabling well-being by providing services that help older residents remain autonomous until the end of life. In his new book, noted author and surgeon Atul Gawande sees this as a sign that we’ve entered a new era of care for aging Americans. In her November blog, Robyn Stone shares evidence that Gawande is absolutely right.

IOM: The Most Influential Organization You’ve Never Heard Of

Many of Robyn Stone's friends nodded politely a few weeks back when she told them that she had been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In her latest blog, Stone offers her own unsolicited responses to 2 questions she believes her friends—and others—should be asking about the IOM.