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About West Health

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.

West Health 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.

West Health 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.