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Helping Seniors Get The Dental Care They Need

Learn how nonprofits West Health and the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center are helping improve oral healthcare for low income seniors in San Diego and around the country.

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

Dental Care Changes Patricia’s Life

Patricia, who is in her 80’s and was missing teeth, impacting her quality of life and her ability to be a loving grandmother to her great granddaughter. After the team at the Senior Dental Center restored her smile, she said she’d be smiling in her sleep

National Survey Unveils Perspectives and Implications on Aging Policies and Practices Across Decades

A major national survey from West Health and NORC at the University of Chicago explores what it means to grow older, revealing important insights and perspectives across the decades – what really matters for healthcare, social services, quality of life, caregiving, priorities and lifestyle. Survey results will provide a cross-generational snapshot of aging in America today to better inform programs, policy and practice, and ensure successful aging for all.

Consultant 360 Successful Aging Podcast – Shelley Lyford

March 23, 2017 IS PRIMARY CARE READY TO CARE FOR THE AGING POPULATION? President and CEO of West Health Institute, Shelley Lyford, discusses the overall results of the “Survey on Aging in America,” which was published by the West Health Institute and NORC of the University of Chicago. Please click here to listen to the… Read more »

Consultant 360 Successful Aging Podcast – Zia Agha

March 23, 2017 AGING SUCCESSFULLY IN AMERICA The “Survey on Aging in America” has found that Americans are optimistic about aging. But who is benefiting the most from aging, and what can we do in the future to ensure everyone ages successfully? Find out as Dr. Zia Agha, from the West Health Institute, explains. Please… Read more »

Shelley Lyford and Carol Raphael: What Matters Most to Seniors?

What matters most to seniors? Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of the West Health Institute recently sat down with healthcare leaders across the country to discuss topics related to seniors and successful aging, starting with Carol Raphael, board chair of AARP and former president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. While… Read more »