Lowering the Cost of Healthcare and Successful Aging

West Health is working to lower the cost of healthcare to enable successful aging for our nation’s seniors.

Our Focus is on Improving
Care Delivery for Seniors


We’re researching how specialized care delivery in the hospital, more healthcare at home and improved social services like meals and nutrition support can help seniors age successfully at a place of their choosing while lowering costs.

Advancing Senior-Appropriate
Acute Care Models


We’re researching how senior-focused care in an acute setting, such as a hospital emergency department, can help seniors age successfully while lowering healthcare costs.

SEE OUR WORK IN Acute Care Models

Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health

A state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit within the emergency department at UC San Diego Health La Jolla.

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Advancing Senior-Appropriate
Chronic Care Models


We are exploring how to improve care for seniors with long term-illnesses at home – where they prefer it most.

SEE OUR WORK IN CHRONIC Care Models

Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center

We provide affordable, high-quality oral healthcare with comprehensive education, clinical and wellness services for seniors in need.

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Advancing Senior-Appropriate
Supportive Services


We are advancing research and collaborating with innovative leaders in the fields of aging, senior nutrition, and healthcare to reduce costs and improve health outcomes by focusing on the social determinants of health and addressing modifiable social risk factors to ensure the provision of whole-person support for seniors.

SEE OUR WORK IN SUPPORTIVE SERVICES Models

The 360° Caregiving Solution: Linking UC Irvine Health’s PCMH Services and Community Based Services

As part of a multi-year collaborative research project, we are instituting and testing 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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