The Urgent Need for Age-Friendly Health Systems

Health care providers in every setting must understand that older people experience specific health issues, from multiple chronic conditions to changes in physiology, that require a specific approach to care. Risk factors for complications following medical procedures are often higher and different for older adults. A friend of a dear…

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Age-Friendly Care Is Manifested in the Details

Editor’s note: Mary Jane Koren, MD, MPH, is providing program consulting to The John A. Hartford Foundation, after retiring in 2013 as Vice President of Delivery System Reform at the Commonwealth Fund. My mother recently celebrated her 100th birthday, a milestone event which caused me to reflect on the…

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