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09/20/2018
Mentorship and collaboration: research making a difference in the lives of Ohio families
news-2018-survey-team-798x304.jpgThis summer Sara Stemen and Leah Janssen, PhD students in Social Gerontology, mentored five undergraduate students working on a statewide nursing home and residential care facility family satisfaction survey that provides data for Ohio's Long-term Care Consumer Guide.
06/05/2018
Preferences for Activity and Leisure (PAL) Cards are one of 16 Ohio Nursing Home Quality Improvement Projects
e-news-peli-pal-300x164.jpgPAL Cards provide at-a-glance information about a resident's background and important preferences for daily life that can be used to spark conversation and build relationships between residents and staff.
05/11/2018
Miami University faculty and alum knowledge and expertise recognized by New York Times
Applebaum-200x250.jpgCan you really select a quality nursing home by reading Yelp reviews?
02/04/2018
Scripps Gerontology Center and the Aging and Disability Business Institute partnership charts the role of community-based organizations in health care
In the January 2018 issue of Health Affairs, researchers from Yale University and the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University of Ohio published a study finding that AAA involvement in a broad variety of cross-sector collaborations with health care and social service organizations is associated with a reduction in hospital re-admission rates.
01/25/2018
Helping Ohio chart a course for long-term care
oltcrp-cummins-applebaum-straker-kunkel-450x271.jpg“With more than 2.6 million people age 60 and older, Ohio ranks sixth nationally in the size of its aging population,” said Suzanne Kunkel, executive director of Scripps Gerontology Center. “While a growing older population is a marker of societal advancement, such increases present pressing challenges for the state, particularly in the provision of long-term services and supports.”
01/04/2018
Bob Applebaum on long-term care services in Indiana
Bob Applebaum (Scripps Gerontology Center) is quoted in a story about long-term care services in Indiana
11/09/2017
Nursing homes see increased population of younger residents
news-u65-infographic-375x465-11-9-2017.jpgOXFORD, Ohio — A new report from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center highlights a trend of individuals under age 65 using nursing homes in Ohio.
11/06/2017
Partnering to advance preference based care among nursing home residents
Man-Cat-PELI-Channel5-Interview_10-25-17_300x236.jpgAre you a cat person or a dog person? Your preferences matter to this academic and community research project.
10/04/2017
Suzanne Kunkel named University Distinguished Professor
kunkel-distinguished-professor-348x252.jpgMiami University’s board of trustees conferred the title of University Distinguished Professor to Suzanne Kunkel, effective July 1, 2017. To be selected for this award, a faculty member must demonstrate teaching excellence, be a contributor to the life and mission of Miami University, and be a distinguished scholar of national and international stature with demonstrated recognition and with a projected high-level of scholarly productivity in the future. As part of the rigorous selection process, recognized scholars outside Miami University submit letters affirming the nominee’s national and international reputation in his or her discipline. There are currently 10 Distinguished Professors at Miami.