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CATEGORY: Health CareClear

SUB-CATEGORY: Chronic IllnessClear

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Andrew Carle

Assistant Professor, and Director, Program in Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration

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Expertise: Senior Housing and Care, Assisted Living, Long-Term Care, Retirement Communities

Andrew Carle is an internationally recognized expert on senior housing and care. He has written extensively about, and presented nationally and internationally on, the best models of Alzheimer’s care including the 1950s inspired Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Connecticut. Carle conducts research related to the quality of housing options for seniors and designed the Alzheimer’s facilities for a national “Top 10” assisted living provider. According to Carle, more than one-third of the nation’s 40,000 assisted living and continuing care retirement communities offer some type of Alzheimer’s care. However, families considering such housing need to know what to look for in terms of staffing, programming and facility design.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781, mmcdon15@gmu.edu

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Randall E. Keyser

Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Science, Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability

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Expertise: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation,

Keyser came to Mason in fall 2007 from the University of Maryland where he was the director of the Rehabilitation Science Program and director of research for the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He also has an appointment at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and funding from NIH to study exercise and conditioning. His works adds the final research thread to the emerging programs in rehabilitation science that are being developed in the Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781, mmcdon15@gmu.edu

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Mark Meiners

Professor of Health Administration and Policy

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Expertise: Long-term Care Financing and Delivery Systems

Mark Meiners specializes in the areas of aging and health, with an emphasis on financial issues. He is nationally recognized as one of the leading experts on financing and program development in long-term care. Among his most recent and noteworthy accomplishments is his leadership of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Medicare/Medicaid Integration Program, an initiative designed to help states develop new systems of care that better coordinate acute and long-term care. In addition, he has led the RWJF Partnership for Long-Term Care since its beginning in 1987. His ground-breaking research on long-term care insurance has significantly increased public interest in this topic and his work on Medicare/Medicaid integration has helped advance chronic care improvement strategies for all aged and disabled populations.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781, mmcdon15@gmu.edu