Research & Researchers
The RIA promotes research relevant to aging in community and care settings. It focuses on practice-relevant research as a driving force behind innovation and quality care. Since its launch in 2005, the RIA has been involved in research projects at the frontline within retirement and Long Term Care (R/LTC) communities, bringing a targeted practical benefit to older adults in care settings. Among other topics, researchers affiliated with the RIA are investigating spirituality, balance and posture, functional abilities and dementia, in order to improve quality of life for older adults. The RIA collaborates with researchers from many disciplines with varying backgrounds and expertise, to facilitate and conduct research relevant to seniors care.
The RIA aims to enhance care and living for older adults through the development and implementation of innovative research and training programs. Eleven Schlegel Villages provide "living research environments" in which innovations are tested and "living classrooms" in which innovative practice development models are created. Seniors in other congregate settings and those living independently in the community are also welcome to participate. Results are widely disseminated to benefit seniors and caregivers everywhere. Contact us to discuss research opportunities.
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