Leonard Schanfield Research Institute

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CJE SeniorLife is unique compared to many other eldercare agencies in that it has an in-house applied research division, the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute.  Many of the research projects develop into programs and services that become integrated into CJE’s comprehensive network of programs and services for older adults and their families.

Our experience in the field of aging, our local and nationwide partnerships, and our engagement in innovative work in aging all make the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute an important catalyst of social and applied research.

The Mission of LSRI is to conduct applied research and evaluation to improve the quality of life of older adults and their caregivers, and to contribute to the development, innovation, and dissemination of equitable models of service and healthcare.

LSRI is dedicated to collaborative, applied research that addresses the real needs of diverse older adults, their families, and the systems that support them.  

The Vision of LSRI is to conduct research of the highest ethical intent, and to contribute meaningful knowledge and information to service providers, policy makers, and the public, in order to promote an equitable system of care and support for all older adults and their caregivers.  

LSRI is known for its expertise in assessment, planning, and evaluation in community-based and institutional realms of care, with competency in interdisciplinary, multi-method research models.

Our track record shows that LSRI is a nationally and internationally, recognized research institute, one of the few affiliated with a direct service organization focusing on services and programs for older adults and their families, and incorporating a faith-based outlook.