Visioning Session at d.health 2017

Welcome to 2030: Successful Aging Begins Here

Our nation’s seniors deserve our best thinking and innovative ideas, so that we can create more senior-specific models of care, provide better support for family caregivers and make community-based assets more readily available for seniors today and into the future. With this aim in mind, West Health assembled experts in aging and healthcare to create a Roadmap to Successful Aging, developed at a special visioning session held the day before the Summit.

In a special panel called, “Welcome to 2030: Successful Aging Begins Here”, West Health unveiled the draft roadmap, shared learnings, and continued the dialogue with thought leaders in the broader d.health community to spur action and create change in a value-driven, outcome-oriented way.

West Health Mission

Our mission is to enable seniors to successfully age in place, with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

Our Capabilities

Through a combination of applied medical research, outcomes-based philanthropy and policy and advocacy initiatives, West Health is committed to supporting and creating healthcare delivery models that improve care and access while reducing costs for our fast-growing, diverse population of seniors. The West Health Institute, West Health Policy Center and the Gary and Mary West Foundation all work together under the umbrella of West Health, with a shared mission to enable successful aging for our nation’s seniors.

Areas of Focus

We’re helping make life better for seniors who are often dealing with multiple chronic conditions and lack access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, oral care and social services and supports. Our areas of focus include development and research for senior-specific, comprehensive models of care (which include both medical and non-medical social services). These include:

Advancing Senior-Appropriate Acute Care: West Health is researching how senior-focused care in an acute setting, such as a hospital emergency department.

Advancing Chronic Care: West Health is exploring how to improve care for seniors with long term-illnesses at home – where they prefer it most.

Advancing Long-term Services & Supports: West Health collaborates to advance community-based programs and nutritional services that support independence for seniors.