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 seniors, advancing home and community-based services for seniors in home-based primary care, addressing the social needs of older homebound adults, and caring for the medical and dental needs of underserved seniors – these posters showcase the Institute’s successful aging research.

Please see below for the list of our research posters at this important conference, along with discussion times where you can meet the researchers who developed these posters.

Poster title Lead author Co-authors Poster Number Discussion
Integrated assessment and care addressing medical and dental needs of underserved seniors Paddy Asgari Joseph Gavin, MS; Melinda Forstey, MBA; William B. Scanlon, PhD;
Zia Agha, MS, MD; Karen Becerra, MPH, DDS; Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, MD, PhD
#B68 Presidential Poster Session B

Thursday, May 18

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Addressing the social needs of older homebound adults: A qualitative investigation Jerel Ezell Andrea M. Morris, Kevin Manuel, Jill Slaboda, Ruchika Rastogi, Joseph Feinglass, Thomas Cornwell, Gregory J. Norman #B162 Presidential Poster Session B

Thursday, May 18

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

30-Day Return ED Visits: Opportunities for Preventative Fall Screening among Senior ED Patients Edward Castillo Kelly Ko, James Howard, Gary Vilke, Jim Killeen, Renee Hsia, Jesse Brennan #C113 Poster Session C

Friday, May 19

12 – 1:00 p.m.

Home and Community based Services for Seniors in Home-Based Primary Care Greg Norman Amy J. Wade, Andrea M. Morris, Valerie Volpe, Ruchika Rastogi #C127 Poster Session C

Friday, May 19

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Stop by our presentations and say hi, and don’t forget to follow @WestHealth on Twitter and join the AGS conversation at #AGS17.