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.
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.
The mission of LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is to create a bridge among the policy, practice and research communities to advance the development of high-quality aging services; provide a forum for the health, supportive services and housing communities to explore and develop policies and programs to meet the needs of an aging society.
Quality in long-term care is a priority issue for consumers, providers and policymakers. The Center brings together applied researchers and long-term care providers to examine new and existing practices for improving quality. Its long-term goal is to develop a collaborative research network on quality of care in long-term care settings to help standardize research in the field.
Created in 1999, the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (formerly Institute for the Future of Aging Services - IFAS) is a policy research center uniquely designed to address how to most effectively meet the needs of our older citizens and redefine the nature of quality aging services.