The American Society on Aging has published a blog, "Building Age-Friendly Health Systems."
The article describes the work of Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) implementing Age Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The focus at AAMC on what really matters to each patient inspired Susan Shelton whose father was receiving care to start a pilot program called MY STORY© that is designed to promote person-centered care. Through her role as Program Director for the Assisted Living Program at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, the tool is being pilot tested in 14 small community-based assisted living facilities.
“The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative is based on the concept of person-centered care, which places an emphasis on designing care based on a person's own preferences and goals.”