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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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Grace McDonald: Helping Residents with Dementia Have a Good Day

About a month after Grace McDonald became nurse manager of the memory care neighborhood at Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville, MO, she “hired” her first assistant: Rosie, a black Labrador Retriever.

Remembering Joan Anne McHugh: An Interview with Her Sister

The McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports Nursing was established in 2005 in memory of Joan Anne McHugh, a registered nurse, nurse manager, and nursing consultant who made a lasting impact on the geriatric health care profession. LeadingAge spoke recently with Joan’s sister, Margaret Kyriacou, about Joan, her career, and her legacy.

Dr. Robyn Stone Will Lead GSA Mentoring Committee

Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, has been appointed chair of the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) Mentoring Committee.

LeadingAge Study: Service Coordinators Linked with 18% Reduction in Resident Hospitalizations

The availability of an on-site service coordinator at federally subsidized senior housing reduced the odds of having a hospital admission among residents by 18%. That’s the main finding of a new study by the LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services and The Lewin Group.

HIE: A Promising Strategy for Helping Senior Housing Residents Stay Out of the Hospital

An invisible electronic network called a Health Information Exchange (HIE) holds great promise for facilitating aging in community, even though few older adults have ever heard of it and none will ever use it directly.