Translating research into practice is a hallmark of the Institute. Resources developed at the Institute for professionals engaged in long-term care include geriatric assessment tools, educational web sites, program manuals, and videos.



We are an interdisciplinary research team representing clinical psychology, human development, nursing, cultural anthropology, and statistics. Historically the composition of this group has also included demography, epidemiology, occupational therapy, sociology, and social work.


The preference based living team seeks to develop a model for the new field of person-centered living systems of care, conduct research on Person Centered Care (PCC) topics, develop educational materials for formal and informal caregivers, and infuse evidence based PCC across the spectrum of health care services.


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