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UT Economics Professor Tracks Trends in Senior Care Costs Nationwide

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The decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is often difficult—and made more stressful because of the expense. Matthew Harris, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has partnered with A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior referral service, to produce an assisted living price index and to further academic research on how individuals can make choices about residential long-term care.

UT Engineering Team Involved in Major USDA Water Study

Thanks to a program being funded in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture, researchers at UT are helping lead a study on how best to avoid problems water use issues like the ones facing California and other areas.