Professionals in Aging

Our aim is to do work that makes a positive difference. One way we do that is by generating research that helps professionals do their jobs. Our goal is to supply information that helps people make informed decisions.

Legislators and Policy-Makers

To help inform policy development and the planning of programs and services for older adults, we provide up-to-date information on Ohio’s long-term care services and supports, older workers, caregivers, and the size and growth of Ohio’s older population and those with disabilities. We are here as a source of information for state and national law-makers who make important decisions that affect the aging population.

Resources:

Ohio demographic data

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The Aging Network

We produce a number of reports related to the aging network nationally and in Ohio. We produce reports and presentations based on nationwide surveys of the Aging Network. These reports and presentations focus on enhancing the role of area agencies on aging and tribal organizations in meeting the needs of elders in their communities. We also produce county-level reports on Ohio’s 60+ population as well as a summary report for each area agency in Ohio. It is our hope that these reports are useful to the aging network as you provide support for older adults.

Resources:

Ohio Area Agency on Aging summary reports

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Long-Term Care Professionals

You will find a majority of our research is relevant to the field of long-term care. We produce a number of reports on demographics, program evaluation, and long-term care policy. In addition, we recently partnered with Boston University to provide a leadership course. This online course shares lessons learned from high-performing home care agencies and nursing homes. The goal of the course is to assist long-term care organizations in improving the management of their direct care workforce. Explore our publications related to long-term care on our publications page to find information that may help you in your work.

Resources:

Online course for managing direct care workers (Boston University)

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