The Center of Innovation in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS COIN) - VA Providence Healthcare System
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VA Providence Healthcare System


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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