Research undertaken by the National Institute on Aging will focus on how to enhance: decision-making, mobility, cognition and overall independence. There will be two new centers that will focus on: interventions that help increase and maintain an active lifestyle to promote wellness, especially vis-à-vis populations at risk (such as the elderly) and focus on vulnerable adult populations and transition of healthcare services like nursing homes.
According to Richard J. Hodes, M.D, Director of NIA:
“Through a range of projects, the centers seek to find new and better ways to maintain mobility and physical function; support sound financial and medical decision making; aid cognitive function; manage pain; and enhance caregiving.”
The centers provide ways of practicing the research that has taken place, into programs to improve the health and wellness of older people.