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By Leslie Pelton | Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020
Professionals in every health care setting are facing difficult care decisions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. IHI's Age-Friendly Health Systems experts have developed the guidance to help limit the exposure of older adults to COVID-19 throughout the continuum of care.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hospital, Avoidable ED Visits, Community, Rehabilitation Facilities, Primary Care
By Stephanie Rogers | Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020
Though many clinicians work with older adults every day, they may not be aware of the best ways to identify and treat delirium.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Alice Bonner | Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
A new report highlights the risks of over-prescribing and overuse of medications in older adults. Implementing Age-Friendly Health Systems best practices will help put the Lown report’s recommendations into action.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Mike Briddon | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
There’s no shortage of ideas coming your way. As you read that first sentence, two or three emails may have just forced their way into your overcrowded in-box. So how do you know which ideas are worth your time? Which ones will leave some sort of an imprint (even a very small one) on you? This is our annual effort to help you cut through the clutter.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Joy in Work, Culture of Safety, Tools, Improvement Capability, Equitable Care Delivery, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Cost Containment and Reduction, Maternal and Child Health, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters, Triple Aim for Populations
By Alli Luke | Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019
Providing specific services and supports for older adults is necessary. But we do them a disservice when we fail to recognize they have needs and preferences regarding more than death and dying.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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