Rachel Werner (PARC Research Associate) and Norma Coe (PSC/PARC Research Associate) authored a new paper entitled, "Nursing Home Staffing Levels Did Not Change Significantly During COVID-19," published in Health Affairs. The study examines nurse staffing levels, workload, and self-reported stress levels during the pandemic. The study was featured in a recent installment of the LDI Health Policy$ense blog and cited in McKnights Long Term Care News.
Adriana Perez (PARC Research Associate) was awarded her first R01, alongside team members Nancy Hodgson (PARC Research Associate), Norma Coe (PARC Co-Director), for a new research project entitled, A Physical Activity Intervention to Promote Cognitive Health, Cardiovascular Health and Sleep in Older Latinos (1R01AG070351-01, 2021-2024). The new study addresses increasing rates of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) among Latinos by testing a multilevel intervention that aims to improve cardiovascular health, sleep and cognitive function by promoting moderate-intensity physical activity. Read more in Penn Nursing news.
Norma B. Coe (PARC Co-Director) wrote an op-ed in The Hill discussing the need for comprehensive long-term care in the US, as an estimated 18.5 million Americans will be over the age of 85 in 2050. Coe examines the financial costs of planning for this demographic challenge and why care workers need to be supported.
Congratulations to Norma B. Coe (PARC Co-Director) on being granted tenure at the University of Pennsylvania! Norma is an Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Director of the PEDAL Lab, and Co-Director of the Population Aging Research Center (PARC). Read more in the Medical Ethics and Health Policy announcement.
The Population Aging Research Center (PARC) received renewed funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)! Read the announcement from new Co-PI's Hans-Peter Kohler and Norma B. Coe.
On this episode of WHYY's Radio Times, Lisa Walke and Norma B. Coe (PARC Research Associate) discuss the financial and social tradeoffs individuals and families make to afford care, whether at home, in a nursing facility or assisted living community and the push to age in place and look at caregiver and geriatrician shortages.
Congratulations to Principal Investigators, Atul Gupta and David S. Mandell, alongside Co-Investigators, Alison M. Buttenheim, Norma Coe, and Harsha Thirumurthy, on receiving 2020 LDI pilot research grants. The various early stage health services research projects target challenges in health and health care delivery. Read more here