The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research was awarded a $698,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to conduct the  an assessment in the United States  that examines whether affordable housing  with services can be instrumental in meeting the health and long-term care needs of low-income seniors.

The grant will help the centre study the role that housing with services can play in helping residents “age in place.” The goal to build the first national dataset on the health and functional characteristics of older people living in public housing with services.

Housing with services is often hailed under the “Berwick triple aim” as a mechanism to improve the care experience, improve outcomes and reduce spending. Interested in setting up a housing with services programme? Consider joining the IAHSA study tour this September.

You can also check out this video from the director of the Center for Applied Research, Dr. Robyn Stone, on the importance of creating an evidence base.