Gerontology Researchers Win Award

October 25, 2017

Congratulations to our Gerontology researchers for receiving an Honorable Mention 2017 Innovative Research on Aging Award from the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging for their work on the following publication... "Work-life Stress and Career Resilience of Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators (LNFAs)" Myers, D., Rogers, R., LeCrone, H., Kelley, K., & Scott, J. (2016). Work life stress and career resilience on licensed nursing home administrators. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

An excerpt from the introduction—"Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators (LNFAs) serve in one of the most challenging leadership roles in the healthcare industry. They daily navigate a complex regulatory environment, low levels of community prestige, vulnerable clientele, uncertain public revenue streams, and civil and criminal penalties for administrative misconduct. In addition, the profession is facing rising costs and declining revenue streams for long-term care, challenging requirements for more person- and relationship-centered care, and increasing emphasis on coordination of care with other health care providers."