CHRONIC CARE

Advancing Senior-Appropriate Chronic Care Models

We are exploring opportunities to advance solutions for our nation’s seniors living with chronic or serious illnesses.

The Opportunity

It is estimated that over 90% of older adults suffer from some form of chronic disease, the most common being cancer, heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. More than half of older adults have more than one chronic condition, and almost 15% are diabetic.

Our Goal

By exploring solutions that improve care transitions, produce better patient outcomes and increase efficiency, West Health can help more people living with chronic conditions receive care in their own homes on their own terms, enabling them to age successfully, with dignity and independence

Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center

Launched in 2016 with a capital grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Senior Dental Center links high-quality and affordable oral healthcare with a suite of nutrition, case management and wellness services offered through Serving Seniors’ Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, creating a one-of-a-kind, integrated community-based system of care for older adults.

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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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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The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation invests in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. Since 1982, The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded more than $565 million in grants to enhance the health and well-being of older people.

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Serving Seniors

Helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.

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National PACE Association

The National PACE Association provides leadership and support for the growth, innovation, quality and success of the PACE® Model of Care.

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West Health Chronic Care News


The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM), the leading professional organization for physicians, nurse practitioners and other providers of home-based primary care (HBPC), today announced the release of a digital toolkit of educational resources to help payers and providers understand how HBPC significantly improves quality and reduces costs for more than two million seriously ill and home-limited older adults. AAHCM made this announcement at its annual meeting in Chicago, which focused on empowering HBPC professionals to "Drive the Change to Value-Based Care."
Karen Becerra was working in private practice about eight years ago when she was traveling in a single-engine plane and the engine failed in the air. She was living what she thought were the last minutes of her life. When the plane was able to land safely, she knew she wanted to commit her life to a larger cause, so she began working toward using her background as a dentist to helping local seniors improve their oral health.
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