Every 8 seconds a baby boomer turns 65


helping seniors successfully age


Our Hope for Successful Aging

West Health and the Gary and Mary West Foundation are working to enable seniors to live their lives on their own terms with access to high-quality health and support services that preserve and protect one’s dignity, quality of life and independence.


We are helping seniors age successfully through:

Applied Medical Research

The West Health Institute conducts applied medical research to generate the evidence needed for healthcare providers, policymakers and communities to adopt models of care that better serve seniors and their families.

See our Work in Applied Medical Research

Policy and Advocacy

The West Health Policy Center is actively engaged with policy makers, government agencies, advocates and healthcare stakeholders to better align best practices and protocols with the best healthcare policies and incentives.

See our work in Policy and Advocacy

Outcomes-Based Philanthropy

The Gary and Mary West Foundation provides outcomes-based funding to support successful aging initiatives with collaborators that include leading academic institutions and senior-focused nonprofit organizations.

See Our Outcomes-Based Philanthropy

Making Oral Healthcare More Accessible for Our Nation's Seniors.

We work with hospitals, healthcare organizations, foundations and policy makers across the U.S. to accelerate the research and development of innovative healthcare solutions.

Learn More About Oral Healthcare and Care Coordination

News & Blog

West Health in the News Jan 05

Urgent Matters publishes Institute’s overview of home-based healthcare options at the Emergency Department

Learn more about home-based alternatives to hospital admission at the Emergency Department in this special West Health Institute publication posted at Urgent Matters

West Health in the News Jan 04

National Affairs features Medicare’s Single-Payer Experience from West Health’s Chris Pope

Should Medicare cover everyone? Read Chris Pope's National Affairs article about lessons learned from Medicare's experience as a single-payer

West Health Blog Dec 22

West Health and Foundation Support Serving Seniors’ Hidden Hungry Campaign

West Health and Foundation employees give $15,000 to seniors with a generous contribution match

Press Release Dec 18

West Health Institute Applauds Senate Finance Committee Working Group on Chronic Care For Identifying Policy Options to Bring Home-Centered Care Closer for Medicare Beneficiaries

The West Health Institute joined other key stakeholders in submitting its policy recommendations and comments to the Finance Committee’s working group in order to improve care for this vulnerable population

West Health Blog Dec 10

What Matters Most to Seniors?

Watch the video of Shelley Lyford of the West Health Institute with Carol Raphael, board chair of AARP and former president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York discussing topics related to seniors and successful aging

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