We’re researching how senior-specific care within the emergency department as well as patient-centered home and community-based care options for seniors can result in not only better health outcomes but help seniors age successfully in place.
We’re leading research and advocacy efforts to help disseminate evidence-based knowledge, and reduce legislative and regulatory barriers aimed at increasing reimbursement opportunities to provide senior-specific care within acute care settings throughout the country.
Through a combination of applied medical research conducted by the West Health Institute, policy and advocacy through the West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. and outcomes-based funding provided by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, our goal is to help make successful aging a reality for all seniors.
Launched in 2016 with a capital grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation, our flagship model in acute geriatric emergency care serves as the site of a multi-year research initiative where we are studying health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of providing enhanced care for seniors within the Emergency Room.
American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.
UC San Diego Health is committed to creating a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures.
West Health provides a variety of published reports, findings and data, as well as resources that are free and available for use.