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By Terry Fulmer | Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Medication overload (also known as polypharmacy) is a serious problem among older adults. It’s getting new attention as efforts to make health care more “age-friendly” spread around the US.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement
By Maura Brennan | Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
A physician shares what she’s learned about improving care for older adults. It's now part of a multi-stakeholder effort to make their city an age-friendly community.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Delirium, Joy in Work
By IHI Multimedia Team | Monday, Jul 01, 2019
Providing optimal care for older adults - also known as "age-friendly" care - prevents harm and enhances the experience of care. Providing age-friendly care can also benefit an organization's bottom line.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Quality, Cost, and Value, What Matters
By Kate Lally | Monday, Jun 17, 2019
IHI has developed sample dialogues and case studies in a new toolkit to help address some of the challenges of engaging with patients and families in end-of-life care conversations.

 

Tag(s): Conversation Ready, The Conversation Project, Person- and Family-Centered Care, End-of-Life Care, Communication, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Hospice
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
The following case study from IHI’s Business Case for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System describes one organization’s efforts to improve the prevention and treatment of delirium while avoiding unnecessary costs.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Quality, Cost, and Value, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters
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