Hospital Peer Review has published an article, "JAHF Age-Friendly Initiative Showing Results," about the Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative.

"Hospitals are reporting positive results from a program sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation."

"The Age-Friendly Health System initiative seeks to improve care transitions and the way episodes of care are addressed for an aging population, says JAHF President Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN." Also interviewed are Ann Hendrich, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality/Safety and Nursing Officer, Ascension Health, and Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation.

“Those four M’s apply to any healthcare system regardless of size, and in the ambulatory system as well,” Hendrich says. “Ascension has set a goal of reaching 20,000 adults this year with age-friendly care, and I think every system could set a goal like that to see how many older adults they reach.”

To read the article, click here.
To learn more about the Age-Friendly Health System initiative, click here.