Natural Health Care for Older Adults


Healthy Aging Needs Assessment: A Qualitative Study of Older Adults and Naturopathic Medicine

Project Goals

  1. To assess seniors' perceptions of natural health care services using focus groups and formal qualitative analysis.
  2. To assess seniors' needs for, and barriers to, access to natural health care services among both users and non-users.
  3. To quantify the care delivered to seniors through: a subset analysis of demographic data collected at offsite clinics; looking at the level of understanding of the facilitators; and examining barriers to, and opportunities for, expanding clinical and research activities with the Puget Sound senior population. 


Posted by Cindy Butler-Smith on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 2:56pm


Bastyr University established the Dwayne J. Clark Center for Healthy Aging in 2009 with the help of a generous donation from Mr. Clark and in response to a need for research on healthy aging. People are now living longer, and it is expected that the number of Americans over the age of 65 will double by the year 2035. The Center will investigate whether complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can help seniors live longer and healthier lives.

Interested in health care for seniors? Bastyr also offers senior wellness health care services at its teaching clinic in Seattle, Bastyr Center for Natural Health.


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