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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Why has Robyn Stone spent the past few months trying to convince LeadingAge members to start thinking more like their for-profit competitors?
Dr. Robyn Stone learned a lot -- and felt a good measure of hope for the future -- after evaluating entries in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2015 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. Taken together, the proposals offer an incredibly useful recipe for building the next generation of affordable senior housing properties.
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.
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.