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Adults aged 60 or older who self identify as lonely are 59% more likely to experience a decrease in their ability to perform daily activities.
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The number of traditional caregivers available for the elderly is expected to decline almost three-fold by 2050.
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Seniors account for the highest level of healthcare spending of all age groups, with nearly 50% of an individual’s health care expenses spent after the age of 65.
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The world is confronting an aging demographic. By 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be aged 60 or over.

WHAT WE DO

oUR UNIQUE MODEL PROVIDES...

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

We employ able seniors – 
AgeWells – to visit less able 
seniors in their homes to 
reduce isolation.


HEALTH SCREENING

Using smartphones during home visits and our proprietary health screening tool, AgeWells collect critical information that helps identify clinical, social and 
environmental issues.

REFERRALS

Depending on health screening responses, algorithms trigger referrals to social services and medical professionals.


COST SAVINGS

AgeWell referrals help avert
high cost interventions, such as hospitalizations, readmissions 
and unnecessary emergency 
room utilization.

AGEWELL SUPPORTS PEOPLE AS THEY AGE: IMPROVING WELL-BEING AND REDUCING MEDICAL COSTS.


AgeWell Global is a new model of elder care coordination combining 
peer-based social engagement and mobile technology to improve health outcomes and drive down medical costs.

AgeWell makes older persons part of the solution.

AGEWELL HELPS IMPROVE STAR RATINGS AND REDUCE DISENROLLMENT.

Agewell's model combines best practices of several care coordination models: employing able older people as companions; providing social engagement through home visits; and deploying a mobile health screening tool to identify and address evolving health and social problems before they escalate.

TWO SERVICE MODELS
This program is designed to prevent hospital readmissions during and beyond the 30 day post-discharge period. AgeWells meet patients before discharge or at the end of transitional program to conduct regular health screenings and facilitate follow-up appointments.
HOSPITAL DISCHARGE PROGRAM
Designed to avert preventable hospitalizations and ER visits, this program targets the highest utilizers of medical services and members that health systems have the hardest time engaging and retaining in care. Engaging these members is easier for AgeWell peers, who come from the same neighborhood and demographics, than it is for health professionals.
COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM

IMPROVING WELL-BEING AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

Training 
AgeWells are trained 
and employed as 
peer companions.
Companionship
AgeWells provide companionship to 
reduce isolation and improve well-being.

Monitoring
Using smartphones, AgeWells gather critical data on social and healthcare needs.
Referrals
Algorithms trigger referrals to appropriate care and service providers.

Communities
AgeWells foster independence and help older persons remain in their own homes and communities.

TECHNOLOGY DRIVES OUR SUCCESS

Our Medical Advisory Committee of gerontologists has crafted and refined AgeWell’s health screening tool, consisting of 20 observations and 20 questions, first developed for the South African pilot. It is designed to identify evolving health and social problems based on recorded observations and responses.

The AgeWell fills out the 20/20 on a smartphone during home visits. Depending on the responses, algorithms may trigger referral recommendations to medical professionals and social services providers.

WHO WE ARE

OUR ROOTS

The AgeWell model has evolved from mothers2mothers’ (m2m) successful education and support program for women and mothers living with HIV. Launched in South Africa in 2001; m2m scaled across eastern and southern Africa to reach 20% of the world’s HIV positive pregnant mothers. AgeWell has embraced this successful peer-to-peer model to address the needs of an aging population. (www.m2m.org)

mothers2mothers is a leader in global efforts to end paediatric AIDS. m2m has reached more than 1.3 million HIV-positive women in nine African countries with its scalable, high-impact peer approach that has been proven to reduce mother-to-child transmission rates and create significant savings through averted HIV treatment costs.

aGEWELLS

Through partnerships with community-based organizations, AgeWell recruits able older people to become companions, called “AgeWells.” They are screened, trained, and matched to specific individuals based on several factors including: demographics, geography, gender, language, personality, and interests. AgeWells are compensated for the important work that they do.

A SUCCESSFUL PILOT

Piloted in two communities in Cape Town, South Africa in 2014, the AgeWell model achieved a 50% increase in well-being scores amongst participants within the first month of service and a 95% reduction in signs of depression, improvements that were sustained for the pilot’s duration. Pilot participants with identified medical and social problems were also successfully referred to appropriate providers.

Click here to visit the Cape Town Pilot site

MEET OUR TEAM...

The AgeWell team brings a wealth of healthcare experience to our new venture, including leadership and founding positions in the not-for profit and for-profit sectors. Team members have worked in healthcare startups and Fortune 500 companies, on the frontlines battling deadly disease, and in the back office, running a billion dollar Medicaid program.

teamDr Mitch Besser

Founder and CEO

teamJack Downey

Managing Director

teamMark Heffernan

Chief Financial Advisor

teamDavid Bensinger

Chief Technology Officer

teamAdora Lee

Director of Training & Curriculum Development

teamJohn Berton

General Counsel

teamJames Stanford

Advisor

teamLeon Geffen

Medical Director

teamJewel C. Love

Senior Program Manager

teamRegina Hartman

Senior Business Analyst

teamNic Wiltshire

Solutions Architect

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