The Gerontologist, Vol 32, Issue 2 265-269, Copyright © 1992 by The Gerontological Society of America
Generation: a corporate-sponsored retiree health care program
AE Scharlach, ME Mor-Barak, A Katz, L Birba, G Garcia and J Sokolov
School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley 94720.
Generation is a geriatric clinic program sponsored by Southern California
Edison Company for the company's retirees and their dependents. This
innovative program uses a multidisciplinary team approach, including a
comprehensive health and psychosocial assessment, complete medication
review, retiree advisors, health promotion programs, and case management
services. In its pilot phase, Generation has served more than 175 Edison
retirees and dependents aged 53-96. In addition to traditional medical
care, participants receive aggressive intervention regarding polypharmacy
problems, health education workshops, individual and group counseling, and
access to community resources. Ongoing research seeks to evaluate the
program's effectiveness in providing high-quality health care services
while containing costs.