AAMC helping to pave the way for age-friendly care in the US
A hospital admits a 90-year-old woman after she fractures her hip. The woman is delirious, so the nurses keep her near their station for most of the day.
What happens next? In many cases, this patient might decline quickly. But there’s a better way.
AAMC is one of five health systems in the US embarking on a new initiative called Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems (CAFHS) to learn how we can reliably deliver the best care to older adults. Lil Banchero, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Flow/Nursing Operations/Geriatrics, discussed this groundbreaking work in a blog article on the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) website. The article, 3 Ways to Make Hospital Care More Age Friendly, highlights “Lessons from Anne Arundel,” including the 4 M’s, prioritizing exercise for the elderly, and rethinking whiteboards.
You can also hear from Lil on the IHI’s online talks show: WIHI: Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems.