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.”
01/03/2018
Miami students conducting age-friendly city research study
uptown-spring-800x347.jpgFirst Year Research Experience (FYRE) students are partnering with the Scripps Gerontology Center to complete a needs assessment for Oxford’s Age-Friendly City Project
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.
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.
10/02/2017
Scripps study cited as Butler County renews elderly services contract
Dayton Daily News.com, Oct. 1 BUTLER COUNTY — The Butler County commissioners have a new five-year $3.8 million deal with the Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio to manage the Elderly Services Program.
09/19/2017
Miami University researchers lead evaluation of AgeWell program in Cleveland
straker-flaspohler-350x228.jpgThe AgeWell program trains and employs able older adults to provide companionship to chronically ill older adults in the community. The program aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes through reducing isolation and identifying potential health or social problems and making referrals to the appropriate services. It also hopes to decrease medical costs through reducing hospitalizations, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visits. The AgeWell program has been successfully piloted in Cape Town, South Africa where participants had significant improvements in well-being scores throughout the time of the pilot.
09/18/2017
The 2017 P.K. Whelpton Memorial Lecture addresses long-term care in China
whelpton-2017-bei-wu-250x250.jpgDr. Bei Wu, from New York University (NYU) will be sharing her research in a lecture titled “Improving Quality of Care of Older Adults: Twenty-Year Long-Term Care System Development in China”. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, at 5:00 PM in 180 Marcum Center. The event is free and open to the public.
09/15/2017
Scripps and n4a partner on 2017 national survey of Title VI Native American aging programs
n4a-scripps-title-vi-155x200.jpgA new n4a report finds that Title VI Native American aging programs enable tribal elders to live with independence and dignity and their homes and communities, but face unique challenges in providing services. The new report, National Title VI Program Survey: Serving Tribal Elders Across the United States, was released today at the National Title VI Training and Technical Assistance Conference.