Join the NC Registry for Brain Health

About the North Carolina Registry for Brain Health The Program on Aging Disability and Long-Term Care works with the North Carolina Consortium for Brain Health in Aging to improve awareness of resources available to help people with memory disorders. The NC Registry for Brain Health is the first registry of its kind in the state… Read more »

Study of International Retirement Migration from North America to Colonial Cities in Latin America

International retirement migration is a growing phenomenon that is expected to accelerate with the aging of the baby boomer generation. In the Western hemisphere, migrants particularly favor medium-sized historic, picturesque colonial cities in Latin America. Their impact on these settings is large and complex but has received little systematic study. This phenomenon can stimulate economic… Read more »

Dr. Laura Hanson on Improving Advanced Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

Sheps investigator Laura Hanson, MD, MPH is featured on the GeriPal podcast discussing her randomized control trial of a Goals of Care intervention for family decision makers of nursing home residents with advanced dementia. You can listen to the podcast here and watch the Goals of Care decision aid here.

Review of quality measures and instruments available to promote assisted living’s integration into the evolving healthcare landscape

Researchers from the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and School of Social Work, with funding from The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL), completed a review of measures and instruments useful to maintain and improve quality in assisted living, and which may help assisted living providers become… Read more »

Aging program’s Patricia Poole wins 2014 RDH Award of Distinction

Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Research Dental Hygienist, Patricia Poole, RDH, MS was awarded the 2014 Sunstar Award of Distinction on August 15th at the RDH Under One Roof conference in Chicago, IL.  Ms. Poole has partnered with Drs. Sloane and Zimmerman since 2010, and joined the Aging program in 2014.  More information… Read more »

New free questionnaires can improve the care and quality of life of older adults in assisted living through person-centered practices

The Toolkit for Person-Centeredness in Assisted Living was developed through a close partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the national Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL), along with assisted living providers, residents, family members, and organizational representatives. Available for free download, the Toolkit includes questionnaires to be completed by assisted living residents and staff, and simple, easy-to-follow instructions for scoring and interpreting the results. The questionnaires measure Person-Centered Practices in Assisted Living, and are called the PC-PAL.

Sheryl Zimmerman to lead Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America.

The members of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) – comprising nearly 6,000 researchers, educators, and practitioners, all dedicated to the field of aging – elected Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Co-Director, Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, to lead the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section of GSA.  Dr. Zimmerman will take office during GSA’s… Read more »

Assisted Living Comparison Experts website featured as UNC’s Spotlight Story

The Assisted Living Comparison Experts website is featured as UNC’s Spotlight Story.  Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care co-directors Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD and Philip Sloane, MD, MPH were interviewed about their website, which provides information on all licensed adult and family care settings in North Carolina in a user-friendly format, and is designed… Read more »