Aging, Chronic Illness, and Long-Term Care

Striving to improve the well-being of elderly, chronically ill, and long-term care individuals

Aging and disability program photo

The Program on Aging, Chronic Illness, and Long-Term Care aims to better understand and improve the well-being of older persons and the quality of care they receive. Our work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Alzheimer’s Association, and other foundations include observational studies, clinical trials, and community-based participatory research projects.

Our program has conducted some of the seminal work in residential care/assisted living, and has maintained a research consortium (the Collaborative Studies of Long-Term Care) of more than 700 settings for the last 15 years. In addition, our research team has developed, tested, and published numerous measures for use with older populations, created and shared multimedia educational programs for caregivers of older adults, and disseminated their work in three special journal issues, two books, and hundreds of peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Program research interests

  • Dementia care
  • End-of-life care and hospice
  • Human-centered care and practices
  • Medication administration
  • Caregiver training and education
  • Fall prevention
  • Health care screening
  • Nursing services