Integrated Assessment Tool and Person-centered Process
COLLAGE is a consortium of aging services organizations working to advance healthy aging and improve outcomes of older adults living independently. Members of the consortium -- continuing care communities, moderate-income and federally subsidized housing programs, and home care and community-based agencies -- use a unique, holistic, evidence-based assessment tool and person-centered process to improve quality of life and successful aging. As of January 2011, there were over 60 non-profit sites in 22 states participating in the membership consortium and using the COLLAGE Web-based software.
COLLAGE gives organizations the tools to partner with older people in their quest to age successfully. Through the COLLAGE assessment system, organizations have the opportunity to measure, track and improve healthy aging outcomes. Valid and reliable assessment data leads to: 1) the development of personalized healthy aging plans for individuals, and 2) a methodology to target the right programs and services to best match needs for a campus or community. This two level approach enables individuals to take charge of their own healthy aging and allows organizations to focus aging support resources appropriately for their community.
Measuring outcomes is critical; without them, communities don’t know whether their programs are having the intended impact on residents and community. COLLAGE health and wellness data is the engine that drives all wellness program operations to help maintain and promote independence among older adults.
To learn more, visit the COLLAGE website and participate in a free one-hour webinar.