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Mather Institute is an award-winning resource for research and information about wellness, aging, trends in senior living, and successful aging service innovations. Through landmark research studies, often in partnership with universities around the country, the Institute has helped shape the aging services industry by sharing insights, information, and best practices.

Free Research Report The Age Well Study Report: Year 2 Findings

Learn associations between Life Plan Community residents’ individual characteristics and their healthy behaviors and overall health in this groundbreaking study.

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Extra Credit: The Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Learning for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

What happens when older adults go back to school? Researchers investigated the cognitive benefits of coursework for older adults in a study that earned a…

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Drug Problem: Prevalence of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Assisted Living
, Senior Housing

Dementia-related behaviors can be difficult for care staff to address. An article in Seniors Housing & Care Journal investigated the prevalence of off-label antipsychotic medication…

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Want to Slow Nursing Assistant Turnover? Change Your Culture.
, Senior Housing

High staff turnover in nursing homes is costly and linked to lower quality of care. In a study that won a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research…

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