The field of long-term care services and supports (LTSS) has an incredible opportunity to meet future demands for assistance from a growing older population. What’s the key to success? Harness the potential that already exists within our current nursing workforce.
When Robyn Stone finished presenting 6 workshops on applied research at SIM University in Singapore this winter, she knew she’d made a big impression on her students, who are pursuing their master’s degrees in gerontology. The executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research also felt confident that the practical knowledge she shared in Singapore could eventually help improve the lives of older people in the Asian city-state.
Immigrant workers may very well provide us with the labor we desperately need to support our aging society. But, writes Robyn Stone, we need to do more than simply fill direct care jobs with “warm bodies” from other countries. Rather, we must provide immigrant workers with the tools they need to succeed.
In a new video, Robyn Stone explains the role of the Center for Applied Research and what its work means to LeadingAge members and to the future of aging in this country.
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.