The Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative was discussed in an article by Senior Housing News.
The initiative, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation with a grant to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is working to expand an Age-Friendly Health Systems model to 20% of the health systems and hospitals and in the country by 2020. Age-friendly health systems have, among other things, systematic approaches for coordinating care with other organizations; leadership committed to addressing ageism; care teams that are high performing and can demonstrate measurable results for the care of seniors; and strategies to identify, support and coordinate with family caregivers.
The article links to a feature, The Future of Age-friendly Care, in H&HN which discusses the new initiative.
The article also links to a blog in Health Affairs by Dr. Terry Fulmer and Amy Berman, Age-Friendly Health Systems: How Do We Get There?
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