Wellness in senior living can be defined in several different ways. So the Mather Institute—the research arm of Mather—set out to develop a new model to explain the components of wellness more clearly, and how they all work together. They refer to it as the person-centric wellness model.
Mather has three communities in Illinois and Arizona, as well as one currently in progress in Virginia. The Mather Institute was founded in 1999 with the goal of improving aging services. “[It] serves as an innovation incubator, and provides information and resources that support the senior living industry in serving older adults,” said Cate O’Brien, vice president and director of the Mather Institute.