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West Health’s Shelley Lyford Appointed to California’s Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 15, 2019 –  Shelley Lyford, president and CEO of nonprofit, nonpartisan West Health and a commissioner on the California Commission on Aging, has been appointed to California’s Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee, a group of civic leaders that will help guide how California addresses the health and human services and… Read more »

30‐Day Emergency Department Revisit Rates among Older Adults with Documented Dementia

August 12, 2019 Tyler Kent BS, Adriane Lesser MS, Juhi Israni MS, Ula Hwang MD, MPH, Christopher Carpenter MD, MS, Kelly J. Ko PhD https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16114 Abstract presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting; May 15‐18, 2018; Indianapolis, IN. Abstract OBJECTIVES Published literature on national emergency department (ED) revisit rates among older adults… Read more »

Bringing Telehealth to Senior Living Communities: A Free Training and Implementation Workshop for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Professionals

The West Health Institute, a non-profit dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services, is hosting a free, interactive workshop that will provide administrators and professionals an opportunity to learn about best practices in bringing telehealth to post-acute and long-term communities… Read more »

California’s Master Plan for Aging: Understanding Voters’ Views and the Policy Implications Lunch Briefing August 1, 2019

Join We Stand With Seniors for a lunch briefing on Thursday, August 1, 2019, focused on California’s Master Plan for Aging: Understanding Voters’ Views and the Policy Implications. Findings will be shared from a new statewide voter survey that identifies voters’ priorities and perspectives on the state’s accountability for plan implementation and related investments. A… Read more »

Leveraging Home‐Delivered Meal Programs to Address Unmet Needs for At‐Risk Older Adults: Preliminary Data

Andrea M. Morris PhD, Jessa K. Engelberg PhD, Brenda Schmitthenner MPA, David Dosa MD, Emily Gadbois PhD, Renee R. Shield PhD, Uche Akobundu PhD, Kali S. Thomas PhD https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16013 Portions of this work were presented at the annual American Society on Aging, Aging in America Conference, March 2018; the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics… Read more »

Bridging the Silos of Health and Social Malnutrition Care

Malnutrition among older adults is pervasive. The associated risk factors are clinical, social, and psychosocial, making management of malnutrition challenging. Innovative community-based interventions are bridging the silos of health and social care and advancing comprehensive malnutrition care for vulnerable older adults. Join the webinar to learn about these innovative and impactful programs. Webinar Presenters: Jean… Read more »