It is estimated that over 90% of older adults suffer from some form of chronic disease, the most common being cancer, heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. More than half of older adults have more than one chronic condition, and almost 15% are diabetic.
By exploring solutions that improve care transitions, produce better patient outcomes and increase efficiency, West Health can help more people living with chronic conditions receive care in their own homes on their own terms, enabling them to age successfully, with dignity and independence
West Health’s unique approach combines applied medical research conducted by the West Health Institute, policy and advocacy provided by the West Health Policy Center and outcomes-based funding provided by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, to help make successful aging a reality for all seniors in San Diego, and throughout the nation.
Launched in 2016 with a capital grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Senior Dental Center links high-quality and affordable oral healthcare with a suite of nutrition, case management and wellness services offered through Serving Seniors’ Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, creating a one-of-a-kind, integrated community-based system of care for older adults.
HCCI'S mission is to improve the accessibility and quality of care available to medically complex patients and their caregivers, and to reduce overall health care costs by advancing the practice of Home Centered Care.
We're in a research partnership to launch a Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative that will improve the quality of care that older adults receive in EDs across the country.
Helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.
West Health provides a variety of published reports, findings and data, as well as resources that are free and available for use.