Topic: Older Adults

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In-Home Activity-Monitoring Systems for Older Adults
The Minnesota Legislature allocated funds to investigate the use of technology to support aging in place.
Most recent report: December 2017

Live Well at Home
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Community Services for Aging received a Live Well at Home grant to develop and test an initiative focused on caregiving in African American and Hmong communities.
Most recent report: July 2017

Title III-E Caregiver Services
The Minnesota Board on Aging was interested in exploring how available funds for caregivers have been spent and what caregivers, service providers, and aging experts say about current and future needs and services. Specifically, the report explores how federal and state resources made available through Title III-E of the Older Americans Act have been configured, offered, and used in Minnesota and what might be done to optimize the value of these resources in the future.
Most recent report: April 2017

Home Renovation Needs of Older Adults
The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, with support from the McKnight Foundation, worked with Wilder Research to conduct a study to identify the home improvement needs, and associated costs, of extremely low-income older adult homeowners in Minnesota.
Most recent report: December 2016

Essentia Health
Essentia Health received a grant to design and implement new strategies for a dementia capable health care home model. Wilder Research conducted an evaluation of the Dementia Capable Health Care Home Project.
Most recent report: June 2016

Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care
In collaboration with others, the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care designed presentation materials and training modules that cover information related to palliative care, hospice, advance care planning, veterans' benefits, and Providers Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. Wilder Research completed a two-year evaluation of the project to learn about the effectiveness of the training.
Most recent report: June 2016

Southwest Initiative Foundation - Age-Friendly Communities
An assessment of the needs of aging residents in southwest Minnesota. A multi-method data collection approach was used, including: literature review, analysis of demographic and resident health data, an online survey of professionals and community residents, and interviews with key stakeholders.
Most recent report: March 2016

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul
Jewish Family Service provides a range of services to the greater St. Paul area, including case management and health care coordination to help older adults remain in the community. Reports evaluate their Life Enrichment Action Program (LEAP - formerly DAPS) which addresses isolation and depression among older adults.
Most recent report: January 2016

Capacity to Care - Caregiver Services
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation identified caregiving as a strategic priority and developed services to support caregivers and strengthen resources. The replication guide describes Wilder's activities to implement this initiative, the outputs achieved, resources necessary for launching each component, and lessons learned.
Most recent report: January 2016

Caregiver Support Referral Pilot
This project, a partnership of Wilder's Caregiver Services and the Entira Family Clinics, refers caregivers to caregiving supports at the time of a health visit. The report highlights services received, lessons learned, and next steps for the project.
Most recent report: October 2015

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