The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released a short video, 'What is AGS CoCare: Ortho?' 

CoCare: Ortho is AGS’s newest model to help health systems advance a cutting-edge approach to care in which geriatrics professionals, or specially trained geriatrics co-managers (e.g., hospitalists), work with orthopedic surgeons to coordinate and improve the perioperative care of older adults with hip fractures.

The video includes the expert team behind this new approach who provide background on the program and an overview of some of the key offerings and features. Northwell Health discusses the work their hospital has done implementing AGS CoCare: Ortho.

The model has been shown to reduce length of stay, re-admissions, and most complications, and to increase an older adult's chances of going home directly from the hospital, often resulting in improved function and independence.

CoCare: Ortho is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation.
 

To watch the video, click here.
To learn more about AGS CoCare: Ortho, click here.
To learn more about JAHF's support, click here.