To improve nursing home care, we need to work together.

That's why we’ve formed the Program of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. You can join our group of nursing home residents, caregivers, family members, academic and community-based physicians and researchers, facility administrators and other stakeholders.

Medical research sets the standard for how we care for people. Yet most medical research is performed on people who have only one health condition. Very little research has been done with medically-complex older people who have multiple health conditions. Better research means better care—now and in the future.

Participate in our research!

If you or a loved one is currently living in a nursing facility (short or long-term) you may have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects.

You can help improve how we care for nursing home residents.

We want to hear from you! We’re currently looking for volunteers to help us with existing research projects. You can also share your experience and insight. Your feedback helps us design new projects that can address your biggest concerns. 

Nursing home research makes the care you receive better.

When you see your doctor, he or she follows a set of best practices called "evidence-based care." Medical research is important because it informs evidence-based care. Yet there hasn't been much research done nursing homes, meaning we lack evidence on how to best care for people like you and those who love you!

It's easy for residents and family members to volunteer.

There are many ways to get involved:

  1. Volunteer to participate in a research study.
  2. Volunteer to give us feedback on research study proposals.
  3. Share your thoughts and insight as a community member on our Stakeholder Advisory Board.

Tell us a little about yourself, your interests and how you would like to help.

Most of our current research takes place in Colorado. If you live outside of Colorado, you can still sign up to be contacted about research opportunities.

Do you have questions about nursing home care?

We have experts who can provide answers to your questions about navigating nursing home care. Email us‚Äč to learn more.

You can support our mission to improve nursing home research via donation.

Caring for our loved ones as they age is a concern we all share. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to research that will help us improve care in nursing homes.