Inspire. Serve. Advocate.

LeadingAge members and affiliates touch the lives of millions of individuals, families, employees and volunteers every day. The LeadingAge community includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations in the United States, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries.

The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, as well as technology solutions, to seniors, children, and others with special needs.

Courage

We take risks to overcome fear and obstacles. We have the freedom to be creative and to break new ground. We do what is right and take action with a plan.

Community

We believe that we are stronger together and that community is built when diverse thought leads to common action. We value the power of relationships.

Catalyst

We serve as a community partner and connector to solve problems and create new opportunities to better serve an aging America.

Stewardship

We are responsible guardians for our field. We hold ourselves accountable for our mission, vision, and values.

The Center of Aging Services Technologies

Established in 2003, The Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has become a national coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, research universities, and government representatives. CAST is leading the national charge to develop and deploy technologies that can improve the aging experience in America by:

  • Driving a national vision of how technologies can improve the quality of life for seniors while reducing healthcare costs.
  • Accelerating technology R&D pilots with seniors to fulfill this vision.
  • Advocating to remove barriers to the rapid commercialization of proven solutions.
  • Promoting national dialogue about standards to ensure interoperability and widespread access to aging services technologies.

CAST Mission & Vision

The Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the national charge to develop and deploy technologies that can improve the aging experience in America. Established in 2003, CAST has become a national coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, research universities, and government representatives. Mission CAST’s mission is to unleash the potential of technology for innovative development across the continuum of health care, housing and services for the aging in order to:

  • Help older adults maximize their independence
  • Support the needs of professional and family caregivers
  • Improve quality of care and quality of life
  • Reduce our nation’s health care costs
  • Increase aging services provider efficiency

CAST will provide opportunities for collaboration to rapidly advance aging services technologies to benefit older adults by:

The Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the national charge to develop and deploy technologies that can improve the aging experience in America. Established in 2003, CAST has become a national coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, research universities, and government representatives. Mission CAST’s mission is to unleash the potential of technology for innovative development across the continuum of health care, housing and services for the aging in order to:

  • Bringing together technology companies, researchers, and providers to identify areas where technology can maximize independence and enhance quality of care.
  • Helping technology developers understand the needs of providers so that they can enhance operational systems and human resources management through technology.
  • Encouraging the use of new technologies to foster quality communication among older adults, caregivers, family members and friends that will increase quality of life, new learning, and recreational opportunities.
  • Fostering synergy among companies, providers, and older adults to develop new tele-health applications to better monitor health and medical conditions.
  • Leading the aging services field in developing policy positions and participating in major standards initiatives in electronic medical and wellness records.
  • Educating providers on how to incorporate new technologies into their services.
  • Cultivating global relationships and partnerships to share information and build cross border solutions.
  • Create and maintain an online information clearinghouse to provide the latest information and knowledge on aging services technology developments as well as to provide a forum for providers to engage in discussions with researchers and to share experiences.
  • Engage government representatives to gain support for technology-related policy and facilitate private public sector partnerships to advance technology development and application.
  • Survey and gather the latest intelligence on what is needed by providers, older adults and baby boomers to help ensure that expectations are understood and satisfied.

LeadingAge Center for Applied Research

LeadingAge Georgia, through its national partner, LeadingAge, is proud to share information from LeadingAge Center for Applied Research which bridges research, practice and policy. Visit the link to the website for additional information.

Signature Areas

The Center's ground-breaking work includes a national effort to address chronic staff shortages in the field of long-term services and supports and to promote the adoption of proven workforce development and improvement practices.

The Center supports aging in place by demonstrating the efficacy of strategies that integrate health and supportive services into federally subsidized senior housing. The Center's research agenda also addresses such significant and timely issues as nursing home quality improvement, the role of advanced directives in improving end-of-life care, effective approaches for promoting health and wellness among older people, and the role of technology in helping elders remain in control of their health and independence.

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