Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)


"Aging in place" (i.e., living independently in one's home) has become part of the national conversation as the U.S. demographically shifts towards an older population. What is interesting about aging in place is how seniors may end up in this particular situation. For some seniors, it may be their choice to age safely in their home with or without a partner and possibly other family members. For others, aging in place can occur out of necessity as a result of financial burden, lack of family support, or even isolation due to mental health or cognitive issues like dementia (see Brody, 2018). Here, we describe a novel community-university partnership that aims to provide collaborative care and recommendations by assessing the safety and independence of individuals aging in place regardless of how they ended up on this particular path.