Robyn's Read

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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Featured Content

The Downside of Longevity

Medical science deserves hearty congratulations for extending the lifespan of Americans to 80 years and beyond. But there’s a problem: When Americans do reach the end of our lives, that same medical establishment finds it very difficult to let us go in peace. This blog originally appeared in The Huffington Post.

How Good Data Can Help Low-Income Elderly Age in Community

Robyn Stone says that a new study by the Lewin Group, the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and The Moran Company sends a powerful message about the dramatic difference that affordable senior housing properties could make in the lives of low-income older adults. This blog originally appeared in The Huffington Post.

2 Ways to Take Culture Change to the Next Level

Robyn Stone recommends 2 additional steps providers should take once they’ve established person-centered care as a priority.

Let’s Stop Building “Memory Care Units”

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is expected to double by 2030. But that’s no reason to start building more “memory care units," writes Robyn Stone in a new blog.

Let’s Take Affordable Senior Housing to a Whole New Level

Providers of health care and affordable senior housing can change the lives of low-income older adults and help the nation meet its health reform goals. That may seem like a tall order. But Robyn Stone maintains that if these partners find creative ways to work together, they can take affordable senior housing to a whole new level.