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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.

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Discover the latest free industry information, ranging from reports to Orange Papers to fact sheets. Topics include:

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hearing Loss Linked to Disability, Dementia, Depression
, Aging & Wellness

Some degree of hearing loss affects approximately 30 percent of those age 65 and better and between 70 and 90 percent of those 85 and…

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Taking Care of Professional Caregivers: A Look at How to Help an Essential Workforce
, Policy & Regulation

A quality workforce in direct care—encompassing both home health care workers and those in long-term care—is essential to caring for the growing population of older…

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Toy Story: What Happens When Those with Dementia Engage with a Robotic Stuffed Animal?
, Aging & Wellness

Robotic technology has been employed in a variety of ways, but perhaps the most cuddly implementation is in social robotic pets. One such pet that…

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The Institute has partnered with a number of organizations, academic institutions, and corporations in research and education endeavors, and is always looking for new partners.

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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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