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Research Institute On Aging

Welcome to the Research Institute on Aging. Our mission is to expand knowledge of the aging experience and models of service by conducting research, as well as to contribute to the quality of care and quality of life afforded older adults and their families.

Research Institute On Aging

Jewish Home Lifecare is one of the few non-profit geriatric healthcare systems in the country that has an established research institute.

About Us

The Research Institute of Aging has multidisciplinary research teams consisting of:

  • physicians
  • psychologists
  • cognitive scientists
  • public health specialists
  • sociologists
  • social workers

Our multidisciplinary approach recognizes the complex interrelationships among biophysical, social, and psychological processes that influence the functioning and well-being of older adults and their families.

Located within a geriatric healthcare system with services spanning both community and institutional care settings, JH researchers have the opportunity to interact closely with clinicians, educators, and policymakers to ensure clinically informed research studies and evidence-based practice.

Research staff members have faculty appointments at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and other New York City academic institutions; this facilitates collaborative research across settings.

Research training opportunities are also provided for masters’ level students, as well as doctoral and post doctoral fellows from a variety of fields, including medicine, nursing, psychology, and social work. Students and fellows work under the supervision of senior scientists.

The Research Institute on Aging is dedicated to developing research programs to help fill knowledge gaps in geriatrics and gerontology relevant to older adults with chronic conditions and their social network members.

Research findings are disseminated nationally and internationally through a variety of channels, including publications in professional and scholarly journals, books and book chapters, presentations at scientific conferences, and translation of research findings for the general public.

Contact the Research Institute on Aging

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If you don’t have access to email, you can call the Research Institute on Aging at 212-870-4849.

 

Just How Much Caregivers Care

"I can't help thinking about him" "No one can ever take her place" You might expect to hear those sentiments about the loss of a family member, but in a recent study from The Jewish Home Lif... [Read More]

Research Institute on Aging Papers Published in 2012

  Jewish Home Lifecare is one of the few non-profit geriatric healthcare systems to have established a research institute. The Jewish Home Lifecare Research Institute on Aging makes significant co... [Read More]

Conference Presentations by Jewish Home Lifecare Research Institute on Aging

Focus is on improving the quality of life and level of care for elders Professionals from the Jewish Home Lifecare Research Institute on Aging have traveled the country this year disseminatin... [Read More]

Dementia in the African American Community Subject of New Study by Jewish Home Lifecare Research Institute on Aging

Tuning in to how Alzheimer’s is described in the African American community could be the key to raising Alzheimer’s awareness and promoting early detection. In a new study from The Jewish Home ... [Read More]

Some Of Our Current Research Studies

The Research Institute on Aging makes significant contributions to research and education focused on the fields of geriatrics and gerontology as well as the science of aging. By sharing research, e... [Read More]

Research Institute on Aging Staff

Our multidisciplinary staff make significant contributions to research and education, focused on the fields of geriatrics and gerontology, as well as the science of aging. We also interact closely wit... [Read More]

Research Institute on Aging Explores the Challenges of Long Distance Caregiving

Caring Across the Miles It is estimated that more than 10% of family caregivers in the U.S. live farther than two hours away from the care receiver, and as many as 80% of those are the sole or prim... [Read More]

Old and Older: When Children of Aging Parents are Elders Themselves

The news is filled with statistics about the growth of the aging population; there are two million individuals aged 90 or older in the U.S., and it is predicted that one million people will reach thei... [Read More]

Our Collaborating Institutions

As a non-profit healthcare organization, Jewish Home Lifecare's mission supports, strengthens, and safeguards the well-being of the communities we serve. Research Institute on Aging staff members h... [Read More]

Some of Our Funders

Research projects at the Research Institute on Aging, and evaluations of new program models are funded by competitive grants from government agencies, private foundations, and corporations, as wel... [Read More]

Jewish Home Lifecare Delirium Prevention Project featured in Nurse.com

The latest issue of Nurse.com features an article on Jewish Home Lifecare’s Delirium Prevention Project.  Led by Kenneth Boockvar, MD, MS, director of clinical studies at Jewish Home Lifecare’s R... [Read More]

Recent Publications

Research findings at the Research Institute on Aging are disseminated through publications in scholarly journals, books, and presentations at scientific conferences. We make significant contributio... [Read More]

Opportunities for Students

Research training opportunities are provided for masters’ level students, as well as doctoral and post doctoral fellows from a variety of fields, including medicine, nursing, public health, sociolog... [Read More]

Institutional Review Board

The Jewish Home Lifecare Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an independent ethics committee overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (See Title 45 Part 46 of the Code of Feder... [Read More]

Research Newsletter

The Jewish Home Lifecare Research Institute on Aging Newsletter offers highlights of studies conducted by the Institute.   Here are links to our newsletters.  To receive the next issue please use t... [Read More]

Research Institute on Aging Studies Bereavement among Health Care Workers

"She was alone. I made her my friend, she made me her friend. We were friends, not just worker and resident." - Certified Nursing Assistant, remarking on a death of a client "I wanted to tell someon... [Read More]