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Advancing Supportive Services for Seniors

West Health is engaged in a number of applied medical research projects focused on supportive services for seniors.

The Opportunity

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.

Our Goal

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.

Meals on Wheels America and Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research with West Health Institute

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.

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Home Centered Care Institute

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.

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Meals on Wheels America

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.

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Brown University School of Public Health

Through research, education, and public service, the Brown University School of Public Health strives to improve the health of individuals as well as populations.

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West Health Supportive Services News


Learn about West Health's research with Meals on Wheels to see how drivers delivering meals to geriatric clients are also checking in on their healthcare.
Read Shelley Lyford's opinion on why guaranteeing our seniors access to proper nutrition should be a national priority.
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