Supportive Services for seniors help with everyday activities such as preparing meals, money management, house cleaning and transportation. As the population ages, the number of people who need supportive services is growing, while the ratio of unpaid caregivers is declining.
West Health is exploring opportunities in the area of nutritional services, senior housing, funding sources, and coordinated care through healthcare and community-based organizations to ensure access to person-centered support that helps seniors age in place with dignity.
We are researching new or better ways for seniors to receive supportive services such as nutrition, in-home support and other important non-medical services to help them age successfully at the place of their choosing.
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.
We are collaborating on a multi-year research study investigating opportunities to improve the health, safety and well-being of seniors by incorporating wellness assessments into their daily meal delivery service.
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.
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
Through research, education, and public service, the Brown University School of Public Health strives to improve the health of individuals as well as populations.
West Health provides a variety of published reports, findings and data, as well as resources that are free and available for use.