Senior Community Centers of San Diego As a Preventive Care Model: A Perspective

Senior Community Centers of San Diego As a Preventive Care Model: A Perspective

As the elderly population continues to grow, the challenges of providing it with respectful, high-quality, cost-effective care is becoming a focal point for all healthcare stakeholders. In a disease-centric medical system such as that in the U.S., very few organizations focus on all aspects of wellness. Senior Community Centers of San Diego's innovative solutions address key needs of a vulnerable, high-cost, aging population, including housing, nutrition, chronic disease management, acute illness prevention, health literacy, social support, preventive care, and the coordinated relationships among them. These services support seniors' independence and help keep them engaged in the surrounding community.

JOURNAL: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
VOLUME: 44
ISSUE: 1
PAGES: S34-S38
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013
LOCATION: San Diego, California, USA