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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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June 26: Nominate a Nurse Leader for the 10th Annual McHugh Award

LeadingAge members don’t have much time to nominate a nurse leader for the 10th Annual Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports Nursing. Deadline is June 26, 2015. This year, you can apply online!

Preserving the Health of the Women Who Care for Mom

Many women inhabit the world of “long-term care,” the system that provides services and supports to help individuals live with functional decline. The welfare of these women deserves particular attention during our nation’s trifecta of May celebrations: Mother’s Day, Older Americans Month, and National Women's Heath Week.

Why Hospice Workers Fare Better Than Other Home Health Workers

Hospice workers fare better than other categories of home health workers and are less likely to leave their jobs, according to a new paper in the Home Health Care Services Quarterly. Robyn Stone and Natasha Bryant of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research were among the paper's authors.

LeadingAge Researchers Consult on Equality Index for LGBT Older Adults

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is consulting on a project to create a Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older Americans.

What Will It Take for Older Adults to Age in Place?

Aging in place could save the nation billions of dollars. But what will it take to give that option to every older adult who wants it? Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, and Jacquie Carson, executive director of Sanborn Place, a LeadingAge member in Reading, MA, helped answer that question in a recent issue of The Atlantic magazine.