• Healthy Aging with UC Davis Health

World class care for older people at UC Davis Health

UC Davis Health promotes healthy aging through an integrated approach across the lifespan and all care settings. With people ages 65 and older the largest growing segment of the population, we are committed to age-friendly care and services that increase access to health care, improve quality of life and decrease the complexities of navigating the health care system.

We leverage our expertise in clinical care for patients, cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary education. UC Davis Health is home to world-class health care for older adults, the nationally recognized Family Caregiving Institute and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, telehealth leader the Center for Health and Technology, and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis School of Medicine, where we are teaching the next generations of clinicians who understand the unique needs of an aging population.

Our Vision

To create the healthiest and highest-functioning older adult population in Northern California due to the care, research and innovation at UC Davis Health.

Our Mission

UC Davis Health promotes healthy aging through an integrated approach across the lifespan and all care settings:

  • Providing age-friendly care
  • Supporting family caregivers
  • Leveraging cutting-edge research
  • Integrating technology for independent living
  • Educating the next generation of clinicians through degree programs, fellowships and certifications

Settings of Care

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Immediate actions

  • Lead a culture shift at UC Davis Health to focus on improving health of older adults across the entire enterprise of this health system
  • Hire a cohort of interprofessional geriatric specialists, including physicians, advanced practice providers (NPs and PAs), nurses, psychiatrists, pharmacists and more.
  • Open a new clinic for comprehensive, older-adults’ care, including primary care, cognitive care, social workers case management and Family Caregiving Institute services
  • Establish a geriatric fellowship program that intersections with cognition, hospice and palliative care and geriatric psychiatry

How UC Davis Health works to improve healthy aging