West Health



Developing a Recipe to Achieve Comprehensive Senior Malnutrition Care and Prevention

Through improvements in the identification of senior malnutrition and risk for malnutrition, community intervention, evaluation of best practices and research, and advancing policies that provide incentives for quality measurement and reimbursement for malnutrition related activities, the incidence of senior malnutrition can be reduced and avert an ever-growing threat to successful aging.

Family Caregivers’ Perception and Experience with Medical and Community Services

There are roughly 43.5 million unpaid family caregivers in the US, and they provide much of the care for their charges ranging from activities of daily living to nursing tasks. Caregivers often turn to the health system for support when they are stressed or overwhelmed with caring for their loved one. Understanding caregivers’ views and interactions with the healthcare system is a first step in identifying the gaps in support of family caregivers and their care recipient.