the industry that's improving the lives
of older adults
Sharing research, trends, and best practices
in order to support an industry built around helping others
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging 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 Resident Expectations Regarding Transparency & Decision Making in Life Plan Communities
A survey of Life Plan Community management reveals what today’s Life Plan Community residents expect regarding transparency of information and input.Learn More
Discover current research and trends affecting housing and industry services
A recent study examined older adults in Life Plan Communities and adult day care centers to compare their levels of loneliness and anxiety about aging.…Read More
As new voice recognition technologies emerge and the prices come down, this technology is receiving increased attention from the aging services industry. Voice-controlled technology holds…Read More
As part of their education to become long-term care administrators, 159 undergraduate students participated in a “Resident for a Day” program in which they lived…Read More
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Ways to #AgeWell
Mather LifeWays created Ways to #AgeWell to provide research-based tips that can help people of all ages Age Well. From simple habits that boost brain health to easy steps toward building resilience and happiness, each small tidbit can make a big difference in your life.
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