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The Center of Innovation in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS COIN)
The Center of Innovation in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS COIN) focuses our research on Veterans who need assistance with living independently, with a goal of maximizing function.
Our research is designed to put the lessons learned into practice that improves the lives of Veterans.
To do this, we work in teams and partner with VA groups who use our lessons learned. Our investigators work on research projects looking at a variety of LTSS issues that impact our aging and vulnerable Veterans.
LTSS-COIN Research Concentrations:
Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Home and Community Based Services
High Risk Veteran Populations (Palliative Care, Dialysis, and Cognitive Impairment)
Policy and Economic Analysis of Long - Term Care Programs
Antimicrobial Stewardship Research in the Long-Term Care Community
Mental Health and Homelessness Research
Examples of our Research into Action:
Antibiotic resistance manuals for VA Community Living Centers
Demonstrating the impact of Social Workers in Primary Care Teams
Developing, validating, and disseminating the Making and Executing
Decision for Safe and Independent Living (MEDSAIL) tool within VA
Developing and Disseminating the Social Determinants of Health Fact Sheet
Building, Deploying and Supporting the Choose Home Registry – a system to match Veterans with care to help them remain independent
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