Robyn I. Stone, a noted researcher and leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy, joined LeadingAge to establish and oversee the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research. Dr. Stone periodically shares her perspectives on the center’s research work and on policy issues affecting older adults.
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We know some important things about the direct care workforce that provides long-term services and supports to millions of older Americans. But it’s what we don’t know that could hurt us, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
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.
The U.S. has much more experience with immigration than other countries in the world. So, when the topic of foreign-born direct care workers comes up at international conferences, Robyn Stone's global colleagues seek her advice. Here's what she tells them.
Older people seem to be everywhere in Cuba because they are welcomed everywhere.
We should celebrate the fact that poverty among older adults is decreasing, writes Robyn Stone. But let’s not spend too much time patting ourselves on the back.