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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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How Elders Can Help Make Their Communities More Resilient

A forthcoming case study from researchers at the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IASHSA) and the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) will focus on the process of coalition building and community engagement promoted by the Ibasho model.

Last Chance to Complete our Provider Services Surveys

LeadingAge members have only a few more days to complete the Provider Services Surveys that we sent you earlier this summer using the Qualtrics survey platform.

3 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Labor Day This Year

Providers of aging services must help the nation recognize the value of workers who deliver direct care to our growing population of older Americans. Like the original organizers of Labor Day, our best chance of success will come from our own bold action.

Is Unconscious Bias Impeding Your Culture Change Efforts?

An incredible level of self-awareness among administrators, and a concerted effort to overcome conscious and unconscious biases among staff, families, and residents, have helped Leonardville Nursing Home in Kansas thoroughly adopt person-centered care and employee empowerment.

Robin Scully to Receive 2016 McHugh Award

Robin Scully, RN, is the winner of the 11th Annual Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports Nursing. The award will be presented at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO, which takes place Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Indianapolis, IN.