Simmons has led Partners in Care Foundation in developing, funding and operating innovative new models of health care delivery for older adults, because the existing models too often fail. A visionary in the field, she and her group work to better coordinate care, devise ways to help older adults manage chronic conditions and equip them for the challenges of aging. Simmons founded the organization after working for 20 years as a social worker and administrator for a Pasadena, Calif., hospital.
This Influencer in Aging favors three innovations improving how we care for older adults
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