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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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5 Trends That Will Impact the Global Aging Services Workforce

A new report from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing urges researchers to collaborate with providers of long-term services and supports in order to address 5 trends that will impact the global aging services workforce over the next decades.

What We Can Learn from Taiwan about Caring for Older People

Robyn Stone and other American experts are helping the government of Taiwan design a system of care for older adults—entirely from scratch. In her latest blog, Stone suggests that Americans should watch closely as Taiwan rolls out this new care delivery system. We might learn some valuable lessons about how to transform our own system of long-term services and supports. 

What Computer Geeks Taught Me About the Future of Aging

Robyn Stone explains how college students participating in last year’s LeadingAge HackFest eased her fears about the future of aging services. The key to our future success, writes Stone, will be our ability to welcome nontraditional partners to our work. This blog originally appeared in The Huffington Post.

Center for Applied Research Welcomes 2 New Staff Members

Linda Hermer and Taryn Patterson recently joined the staff of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.

Elizabeth Tracy Receives 2014 McHugh Award

Elizabeth Tracy, R.N., is the winner of the 2014 McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Care Nursing. Tracy is a unit manager for the Health Center at John Knox Village, a LeadingAge member in Pompano Beach, FL.