Workers at Risk: The Lessons of COVID-19

We’ve heard many stories over the past few months about the large number of direct care professionals who have left their jobs due to COVID-19.

Older Adults and COVID-19: Implications for Aging Policy and Practice

A special issue of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected older adults and their families, caregivers, and communities.

Affordable Care Act Helped Prepare Pre-Medicare Adults for COVID-19

One of the many grim lessons of the coronavirus pandemic is that people of any age face a greater risk if they are already living with other health problems.

New Research

New Report: Exploring LTSS Social Insurance Strategies in 6 States

A new analysis from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation examines activity across 6 states that are exploring social insurance initiatives to help finance long-term services and supports (LTSS).

Communication Between Long-Distance Caregivers and Formal Care Providers

Informal caregivers living at a distance from older family members face multiple barriers when trying to communicate with the relative’s formal care providers, according to a new study.

New Project: Developing an Age-Inclusive Toolkit

The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston is participating in a 2-year project to develop a toolkit that senior living providers can use to identify and eradicate ageism and ableism in their organizations.

COVID-19 Research

During the coronavirus health emergency, the LTSS Center will be sharing research studies and research-based articles focusing on how the pandemic is affecting older adults and the people who care for them.