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 lower the cost of healthcare and 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.
West Health provides a variety of published reports, findings and data, as well as resources that are free and available for use.