Geriatric Research Thought-Leadership

For over half a century, the Polisher Research Institute of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence in geriatric studies. The Institute provides national leadership in improving the quality of life of older persons through researching and studying social and behavioral aspects of aging.

shutterstock_97931741PRIOurResearch.jpgThrough its ties to the Abramson Center, the Institute’s geriatric findings and research articles provide unique clinical and research opportunities in a range of long-term care settings.

Today, the group of geriatric researchers at the Polisher Research Institute help improve the quality of life of seniors by testing groundbreaking concepts in the care of older people, particularly those living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The Institute's faculty members publish widely and participate in seminars, conferences, advisory councils, and gerontological studies throughout the world. Through their work, they also seek to understand the broader implications of the changing healthcare needs of America's aging population.

Please review our geriatric research below.

Aging Research from our Gerontology Research Center

One particular specialty of PRI’s geriatric care research focuses on those living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Key questions of interest include: How can long-term care providers improve the quality of the last stages of life? Which emerging technologies and innovative programs can best enhance care provided to persons with dementia?

PRI routinely partners in collaborative efforts with research organizations, universities, and other aging research centers and providers. Recent projects include collaborative efforts with the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Louisville, VAMC and I.D.E.A.S.

The Current Geriatric Studies & Research Projects of Polisher Research Institute

 As a nationally recognized elderly research organization, the projects of the Polisher Research Institute are intended to provide insight and advancements into senior care and the aging process.
If you would like to view any of our published works, visit the Publications page.  Additionally, our featured Polisher Research Institute aging projects are as follows:

Advancing Excellence: Person Centered Care Goal

For the first time since 1995, the Culture Change Movement now has the tools to measure and improve person-centered care progress in the long-term care setting!

Depression Prevention and Management Program

Depression in the elderly is both treatable and preventable in the long-term care setting using the tools of a new quality improvement program. 

Preference Congruence Objective Indicator

A promising new objective quality indicator that can enhance your quality improvement initiatives to demonstrate that your SNF recreational care program is in alignment with your resident preferences and choices for leisure pursuits.

We hope that these featured Polisher Research Institute projects and our other geriatric research disseminate information and ideas that lead to advancements in the senior care industry.