• The Five Senses Matter for Seniors’ Quality of Life (Guest post)

      New Global Ageing Network Board Member Laetitia Daufenbach shares news of a recent study on the five senses and why they matter for enhanced quality of life. Laetitia is the Global Head of Strategy for Sodexo Seniors.  She begins her board membership in January 2018. We experience the world through our senses. Almost everyone […]

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  • Teaching and Learning About Home Care in Israel

    By Geralyn Magan Teaching and learning were both on the itinerary when Robyn Stone visited Israel in May. The Global Ageing Network’s Director of Research went to the Middle East at the invitation of JDC-ESHEL, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been planning and developing services for older Israelis for 35 years. The organization functions under […]

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  • How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    Last September, the Global Ageing Network (formerly IAHSA) convened a forum on the role of nurses in long-term care.  In the past, the role of a registered nurse was defined in terms of physical labor involved in the implementation of physical tasks or the emotional labor involved in day to day resident, patient and/or family interactions.  It […]

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  • Can Housing-Based Programming Bridge the Generational Divide?

    BY GERALYN MAGAN Preliminary findings from a new LeadingAge/Generations United survey show that housing-based intergenerational programs are bringing tangible benefits to participants of all ages, as well as housing community staff.  Independent living communities in the United States are using a variety of strategies and funding mechanisms to forge strong connections between older residents and […]

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  • The Global Ageing Network’s Core Principles for Care & Services

    The Global Ageing Network is a diverse group of providers, applied researchers, architects, clinicians and others committed to a good old age for older adults through the world.  In spite of the immense diversity of cultures, policies, and traditions, we have come together around core principles for care, housing and services that are consistent with our […]

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  • Sodexo-Supported Research Explores the LTSS Migrant/Immigrant Workforce

    The Global Ageing Network is working with the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR)  to explore the role that migrant/immigrant workers can play in delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS) to the world’s growing older population. Sodexo, a global leader in Quality of Life Services, is funding the research project. Sodexo is a LeadingAge Gold Partner […]

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  • Award winning aged care leadership program launched in SA

    A UK initiative promoting quality of life and delivering positive change in care homes for older people has been so well received in South Australia that there are plans to offer the program again next year. Source: Award winning aged care leadership program launched in SA

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  • Household Design: A Look at the Evidence Base

    By Bob Lagoyda An international case study on the household design was featured at the recent U.S. LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The session was given by Howard Johnson, President & CEO, Baptist Housing Ministries Society, located in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, along with two architects: Leslie Moldow, Managing Principal at Perkins Eastman, housed […]

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  • How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    By Geralyn Magan Aging services organizations should stop defining the role of the registered nurse (RN) in terms of the physical labor involved in clinical tasks, or the emotional labor involved in keeping residents and family members happy. Instead, says Christine M. Merzeder, clinical coordinator at Paracelsus Recovery in Zurich, Switzerland, RNs should be encouraged […]

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  • IAHSA Forum Explores the Role of Nurses in Aging Services

    By Geralyn Magan The role of nurses in the field of long-term care was the topic for discussion in late September when the IAHSA held a Global Ageing Applied Research Forum in Lyon, France. The forum took place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing. Julienne […]

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