Leslie Pelton, Director of The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI's) Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, talks from a very personal perspective about why she strives for better care of older adults.
In a blog on the IHI website, Leslie Pelton talks about her father's end of life and how seeing his experiences "in a low-quality nursing home" has led her to be involved in age-friendly care. She says, "He ended up dying a “good death,” but what might have made a difference in how he lived those last days, weeks, months, and years of his life?"
That is why "What Matters" is one of the four high-level goals of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and why, as she says, we'll also need a social movement "to achieve the goal of spreading age-friendly care throughout the US."
To read about the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, click here.
To read Leslie Pelton's blog, click here.