Robert Applebaum, PhD

Robert Applebaum

Director of the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project
Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Email: applebra@MiamiOH.edu 
Phone: 513-529-2632 
Office: Upham, 367A


Education

PhD, Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin
MSW, Social Work, Ohio State University
BA, Sociology, Ohio University

Research Interests

Long-term care; quality assurance; program planning and evaluation; health and social welfare policy

Selected Publications

Koumoutzis, A., Mayberry, P., Heston-Mullins, J., & Applebaum, R. (2021). Using local initiatives to fund in-home services: Ohio leads the nation. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Young, M. A., Yauk, J., Straker, J. K., Nelson, M., Applebaum, B. (2021). Residential care: An emerging sector of the Ohio system of long-term services. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Bowblis, J. R. & Applebaum, R. (2020). Quality of care in Ohio’s skilled nursing facilities: How are we doing compared to the nation overall? Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R., Nelson, M., Straker, J. K., Harrington, A. K., & Bowblis, J. R. (2020). Maybe you can go home again: Ohio's strategy to provide long-term services and supports for a growing older population. Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R., Nelson, I., Straker, J. K., & Kennedy, K. (2020). Policy does matter: Changing an unchangeable long-term services system. The Journal of Elder Policy, 1(1), 21-38. https://doi.org/10.18278/jep.1.1.2

Applebaum, R. & Heston-Mullins, J. (2020). Local initiatives to fund services for older Americans: A growing option for states. AARP Public Policy Institute 2020 LTSS State Scorecard Promising Practices and Emerging Innovations Series. Available at http://www.longtermscorecard.org/publications/promising-practices/local-tax-levies

Kennedy, K. A., Applebaum, R., & Bowblis, J.R. (2020). Facility-level factors associated with CNA turnover and retention: Lessons for the long-term services industry. The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa098

Kennedy, K. A., Applebaum, R., Bowblis, J. R., Straker, J. K. (2020). Organizational factors associated with retention of direct care workers: A comparison of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Gerontologist. Accepted manuscript. doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa130

Koumoutzis, A., Stemen, S. E., Maharjan, R., Heston-Mullins, J., Mayberry, P., & Applebaum, R. (2020). Local initiatives to fund services for older Americans: Community recognition of the importance of social care. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1177/0733464820944325

Bowblis, J. R., & Applebaum, R. (2020). Prevalence of COVID-19 in Ohio nursing homes. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.

Applebaum, R., Heston, J. L., Nelson, M., & Ducay, L. (2019). Managing care together: A review of the Aetna and Area Agency on Aging MyCare partnership in Ohio. Oxford, OH: Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University.