What Is an Age-Friendly Health System?


​​​​​​​​​​An Age-Friendly Health System is one in which every older adult’s care:

  • Is guided by an essential set of evidence-based practices (the 4Ms);
  • Causes no harms; and
  • Is consistent with What Mat​ters to the older adult and their family.

Learn more about the 4Ms and becoming an Age-Friendly Health System in the Guide to Using the 4Ms in the Care of Older Adults.

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