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Meet a researcher: Jane Tavares

Jane Tavares, PhD ‘18, always saw herself working with older people. Her Portuguese grandparents lived with her when she was growing up, so she watched them age and saw her family members pitch in with their care. Thinking she’d end… Continue Reading →

Federal government invites comment on strategies for supporting family caregivers

National strategy roadmap was informed by LeadingAge LTSS Center research It’s been a long time coming, but the needs of family caregivers are starting to receive high-level policy attention. At a White House ceremony on September 21, 2022, the U.S…. Continue Reading →

LTSS report helps win more state funding for Pennsylvania’s nursing homes

In July 2022, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the state’s legislature reached an agreement to boost staffing levels at nursing home facilities. The state will distribute nearly $300 million to nursing homes, representing a roughly 20 percent increase in Medicaid… Continue Reading →

Report: Health outcomes worsen when providers don’t hear older adults’ preferences

One-third of people 50 and older report that their health care clinicians rarely or never take into account their care preferences. A person’s race, insurance status, and income level affect the quality of person-centered care they receive, according to a… Continue Reading →

MIT names Cohen a Mel King Community Fellow

The Community Innovators Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has appointed Marc Cohen, PhD, to its two-year Mel King Community Fellows Program. Cohen is a professor of gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center… Continue Reading →

Researchers Examine Economic Realities of Government Efforts to Recover Medicaid Costs From Beneficiary Estates

Medicaid helps millions of older adults access care and support they need but cannot afford in life. What happens after those people die is the subject of a long-running debate that has taken a new turn. States are required by… Continue Reading →

LTSS Center Co-Director Marc Cohen Presents at Symposium Honoring Joshua Wiener

Marc Cohen went back a long way with Josh Wiener. For decades, they debated the substance and detail of one of the most pressing social and economic challenges of our times – how to pay for the long-term services and… Continue Reading →

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