We envision a community and health care system that is prepared for the growing needs of a rapidly aging population. The health of our citizens is of highest priority. Our community will promote healthy behaviors and active lives for persons of all ages.
Guided by people’s preferences, need for affordability, and the direction of local and federal policies, our health care system will integrate community support and health services that offer a full continuum of care for people to “age in place”.
This continuum ranges from healthy aging programs, preventive and primary health care, to in-home care and services. As a result, older adults and caregivers will not be frustrated and overwhelmed by a fragmented care system.
We will be well educated and prepared for our role as caregivers, knowledgeable about aging issues including dementia and fall prevention, and able to successfully manage our chronic illnesses.