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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 →

Simple question, complex data: Researchers dig into Medicaid reimbursements for nursing home costs

Do Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing homes cover the costs of the services these facilities provide? That’s the basic question that UMass Boston gerontology researchers will work to answer over the next year. “It’s a common claim that Medicaid reimbursements… Continue Reading →

Q&A with Jo Owens, author of A Funny Kind of Paradise

Jo Owens became a nursing home aide in Canada out of a need for money, and came away with her calling. And from that experience, the pain and the human glory, came her debut novel A Funny Kind of Paradise,… Continue Reading →

Dean David Cash announces retirement of Institute Director Len Fishman

I write to announce that Len Fishman, after serving seven years as director of the Gerontology Institute at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, will be retiring on August 31. A nationally recognized leader in health care… Continue Reading →

Book Investigates the Pandemic and its impact on Older Adults

Journal of Aging and Social Policy special edition examines scope, impact and lessons drawn from Covid-19 for older adults A special double-issue of the Journal of Aging and Social Policy (JASP) that focused on Covid-19 has been released as a book…. Continue Reading →

UMB Gerontologists Tell Legislators Research, Preparation Keys to Helping Older Adults Deal with Impact of COVID-19

UMass Boston gerontologists offered legislators two suggestions for state government in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Help researchers better understand what has happened to older adults and get elder Massachusetts residents prepared for a more challenging future. Gerontology Institute… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation with Hospice Physician Joanne Lynn About Nursing Homes Dealing with COVID-19

Joanne Lynn is a nationally recognized expert on issues related to palliative and end-of-life care. A geriatrician and hospice physician, she is the author of hundreds of journal articles and many books on issues concerning long-term services and supports. Very… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: A Conversation With Vince Mor on Alzheimer’s Care and the State of Nursing Homes

Vincent Mor is a leading academic expert on eldercare issues and a national authority on research related to nursing homes. The Brown University professor has been principal investigator in more than 40 grants funded by the National Institutes of Health… Continue Reading →

UMass Gerontology Alum Natalie Leland Receives $4.7M Contract for Dementia Care Research

A research team led by UMass Boston Gerontology alumna Dr. Natalie Leland has received a $4.7 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two care delivery models for nursing home residents living with dementia. The contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes… Continue Reading →

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