Robyn Stone, DrPH, and Natasha Bryant of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston say personal care, home health, and home care aides should be included in team programs. Their study shows barriers include inadequate training and high turnover. The center is part of the McCormack Graduate School.
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller writes that "families could end up with a lot less retirement income than they had hoped and planned for if they make unlucky or unwise decisions."
Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, writes that "recent improvements may not be enough to prepare [older workers] for a recession in the not-so-distant future."
The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management worked with the City of Methuen to create a budget that corrected previous budget deficiencies while amending the city’s financial structure.
The McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling and the state Council on Aging, is studying the impact gambling is having on the elderly in the towns surrounding the Plainville slots parlor.
Susan R. Crandall, director of the McCormack Graduate School's Center for Social Policy, writes that "there is no place in the country where a family supported by one minimum-wage worker with a full-time job can live and afford a 2-bedroom apartment at the average fair-market rent."
Michael Herbert, who earned a bachelor's degree in community planning from UMass Boston in 2007 and a master's in public affairs from the McCormack Graduate School in 2009, is the town manager in Ashland.
The McCormack Graduate School's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is working with Whitman to figure out exactly how to spend additional property tax revenue, and how to communicate that to voters.
At the state level, action is beginning to help family caregivers and their loved ones pay for home care, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Marc Cohen, codirector of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, says, "All of a sudden, things started happening.” The center is part of the McCormack Graduate School.
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