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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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.
A laundry list of challenges will face leaders in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS) over the next decade. How can we ensure that we'll have leaders with the skills to meet these challenges? Robyn Stone has a few ideas. They all require a personal commitment from you.
Robyn Stone has written a chapter about long-term care in a new book entitled “Public Health for an Aging Society.” In her blog, Stone encourages LeadingAge members to adopt public health strategies that advance the health and wellbeing of entire communities.
Robyn Stone reflects on her 12-month tenure as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations. Stone hopes the committee's July 2012 report will serve as a wake-up call for consumers, policy makers, mental health professionals, and providers of long-term services and supports.
A growing number of people in the finance, housing and aging fields – including Robyn Stone – are beginning to think that providers of long-term services and supports might be able to salvage something good from the foreclosure crisis through a little creative thinking and a lot of collaboration.