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West Health: President’s FY 2018 budget proposal would hurt seniors

SAN DIEGO AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 23, 2017 – Dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services, West Health disagrees with the President’s Fiscal 2018 budget that reforms and reduces Medicaid funding to states. “With Medicaid paying for more than half of all of… Read more »

HuffPo: How to Navigate Successful Aging

Shelley Lyford, Contributor How to Navigate Successful Aging: It Takes Work and Careful Planning to Age Successfully Mark Twain once said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” This might sum up a philosophy held by Beatrice, a former New York City principal, guidance counselor and teacher… Read more »

2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society

Researchers from the West Health Institute have four posters on display at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, representing our latest findings on how healthcare delivery and social services can be improved to enable seniors around the country to age successfully. Covering issues like reducing 30-day return Emergency Department visits for… Read more »

Dental Care Changes Mike’s Life

73-year old, Mike, who after taking pain medication for a serious medical condition was suffering from extreme dry mouth, which greatly accelerated and exacerbated his tooth decay, resulting in 23 teeth being pulled by another dentist. After many courses of treatment at the Senior Dental Center, Mike received a full set of dentures and is now able to eat solid, nutritious food and enjoy life again