Among the many challenges facing seniors is their ability to access the services and supports they need and want to remain healthy, safe and socially connected in their homes and communities. Supportive Services, such as nutrition, housing, transportation, care management, in-home personal care, and homemaker services enable seniors to maintain their health, independence, and quality of life. Key to reducing the cost of healthcare and enabling successful aging is the provision of whole-person, coordinated health, and supportive services through community-based approaches that better integrate care across healthcare settings and the senior’s home and community.
West Health is conducting research to develop and implement innovative ways to advance comprehensive malnutrition care and support by screening for malnutrition risk and addressing the modifiable social risk factors associated with senior malnutrition.
West Health’s unique approach combines applied medical research conducted by the West Health Institute, policy and advocacy provided by the West Health Policy Center and outcomes-based funding provided by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, to lower the cost of healthcare and help make successful aging a reality for all seniors in San Diego, and throughout the nation.
As part of a multi-year collaborative research project, the West Health Institute; University of California, Irvine SeniorHealth Center; and SeniorServ, a community-based organization; instituted a technology-enabled care coordination model of care, focused on social determinants of health, that identifies and addresses modifiable social risk factors and bridges healthcare and community settings to deliver whole-person support for seniors.
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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.
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
Through research, education, and public service, the Brown University School of Public Health strives to improve the health of individuals as well as populations.
UCI Health: A devoted team of nationally regarded physicians and nurses, researchers and clinicians, educators and students united by a single calling — to improve the lives of the people in our community and beyond.
Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others we serve by providing leadership and excellence in patient care, education and research.
West Health provides a variety of published reports, findings and data, as well as resources that are free and available for use.