Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation at Elder Care Alliance

Elder Care Alliance is committed to contributing to the field of senior living and aging, and one key way we do that is through fostering a collaborative environment where we embrace and actively engage with research in order to support creation and innovation. Our shared experiences in enrichment, creativity, exploration and continuing education allow us to offer ideas and solutions to improve senior care and shed light on innovative programs and activities. Whether we’re creating communities where seniors are empowered and engaged, exploring affordable independent living options, partnering with educational institutions to further student research, or working to combat ageism and senior hunger, the well-being and dignity of older adults is at the forefront of all we do.

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Why Participate in Research?

April 6, 2018

When you participate, you contribute to advances in science and medicine, create new knowledge, and shape best practices. Have you ever participated in research? What was your experience like? Did you wonder if your contribution made an impact? As a researcher, I can speak for myself and say that I am so endlessly grateful to…

Creativity and research go hand-in-hand

January 31, 2018

Creativity and research are inextricably linked; in order to bring forth new knowledge, explore emerging ideas, or bravely refute previously accepted information, we have to get outside the rigid confines of thoughts like “this is just how things are,” or “this is the way we have always done things.” Though the word research may initially…

Big News For Art Therapy!

December 1, 2017

Big News For Art Therapy This week, something big happened with implications for art therapy, creativity, and research at Elder Care Alliance! First, an update from Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC on art therapy and creativity in our communities and then the big announcement. Art Therapy at Elder Care Alliance Last month, I presented at the American Art…

Robots in Assisted Living

October 31, 2017

  Are robots our new friends or potential replacements? Whichever category we consider them in, they are coming to assisted living. Elder Care Alliance recently received Jibo, a social robot, and we have been exploring his capabilities with the residents in our memory care and assisted living communities. Though I have interacted with several different…

September is Healthy Aging Month and National Yoga Month

September 5, 2017

September is Healthy Aging Month and National Yoga Month. In this guest blog, Dr. Erin Partridge, ATR-BC, an Experiential Researcher in Residence for Elder Care Alliance, shares how these two topics connect and dispels a few myths about yoga. Why Yoga? Most of us know we should move our bodies more. Do a quick scan…