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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has announced today that by the end of the year, Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) is on track to achieve its goal of recognizing the work of 1,000 hospitals, office practices, retail clinics, and post …

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Age Friendly Care

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Age-friendly care is health care that addresses your unique needs and wants. It can help you enjoy a better quality of life. It is care that is safe and based on what research shows are the most important things to pay attention to as we get older - the 4Ms: what Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.


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Serious Illness & End Of Life

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National Healthcare Decisions Day. Age-Friendly Health Systems, Serious Illness & End of Life, Other Resources April 5, 2021. In Case You Missed It: March's Kaiser Health News Articles. Age-Friendly Health Systems, Family Caregiving, Serious Illness & End of Life, Publications

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CMA Webinar: Medicare & Health Care Updates

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The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) is holding a webinar on April 8, "Medicare & Health Care Updates.". The webinar will examine and try to make sense of what's happening in the Medicare and related health care world, including impacts of COVID-19, from the perspective of beneficiary advocates.

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Home – The Best Place For Health Care

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Home The Best Place for Health Care Just about everyone agrees: the home is the best setting for providing health care to increasing numbers of patients. Not only can care be provided less expensively in the home, evidence suggests that home care is a key step toward achieving optimal health outcomes for

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New Models Of Care In Residential Long Term Care

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Posted June 21, 2016. New Models of Care in Residential Long-Term Care. Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:05 am - 10:05 am Posted In: Age-Friendly Health Systems The Journal of Nursing Scholarship invites authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that address the development, evaluation or implementation of innovative care models in residential long-term care


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Senior Health And Wellness Clinic Model

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Senior Health and Wellness Center: Total Care Under One Roof the ShWc interdisciplinary team is defined more broadly than many health care teams. it includes physicians, nurse practitioners, a social worker, nurses, receptionists, a pharmacist, and a dietician. Ad hoc members include a chaplain, physical therapists, a home health nurse,

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Discovering The 4Ms: A Framework For Creating Age Friendly

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WHAT WE'RE LEARNING. Dear Colleagues— Momentous! That’s how I describe progress toward our goal of creating Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS)—vital work that incorporates what is talked about at the kitchen table into what needs to happen throughout health care. We have a vibrant partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the American Hospital …


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Can Someone Override Your Advance Directive

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He designated a health care proxy to ensure that his wishes would be honored. As the disease progressed my uncle needed 24-hour home care in his apartment. Our family hired a personal trainer to take him on runs even as he no longer understood how to put on his own gloves.


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Helping States Support Families Caring For An Aging America

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Grant Summary. The Center for Healthcare Strategies (), in partnership with The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, will provide technical assistance to five states and disseminate resources nationally to build or enhance state-based plans to support family caregivers.Building on a series of meetings with the Milbank Memorial Funds’ bi-partisan Reforming …


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CHCF Report: Medical Care At Home Comes Of Age

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The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has published a report, "Medical Care at Home Comes of Age.". Over the last 30 years, a variety of home-based medical care models have been developed to address gaps in health care delivery, especially for people with multiple chronic conditions and functional impairments.

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The Future Of Patient Centered Medical Homes

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Public Health: Bringing complementary strengths of public health and primary care together has great potential. Some public health providers –school-based, HIV and community health centers –provide primary care and can be PCMHs. The Health Resources and Services Administration is helping community health centers become PCMHs.

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Conversation Starters: Research Insights From Clinicians

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Health Foundation, and California Health Care Foundation commissioned PerryUndem Research/ Communication to conduct focus groups among health care clinicians and patients on the topic of end-of-life care and wishes. This qualitative research comes on the heels of a national survey we conducted in spring 2016 among primary care


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Age Friendly Health Systems

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Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative. A movement to help spread the reliable delivery of age-friendly care - based on the 4Ms framework (what Matters, Medication, Mentation, Mobility) - to all health

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IncontinenceOral Health CareHydration ManagementNutrition in the ElderlyMealtime DifficultiesFamily Caregiving Sexuality Issues in Aging Substance Misuse Elder Mistreatment Health Care Decision MakingAdvance Directives • Try This® Assessment Series: …


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TFAH Weekly Huddles: Registration Open For Discussions On

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Practitioners in public health, aging and disability services, and health care organizations, along with advocates and policymakers are welcome to attend. Calls will be held on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm ET and Fridays at 12:30 pm ET or 1:00 pm ET. You must register to receive log-in information.


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Home Based Primary Care: Making Health Systems More Age

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Often forgotten as a strategy, home-based primary care offers one important way our health care system can become more age-friendly, particularly for those older people who need it the most. About four million older people have difficulty visiting a clinic or doctor’s office because they are frail, functionally limited, and homebound.

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Care Management Plus Model

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health care providers—assesses the patient’s needs, creates a care plan, and acts as a catalyst to make sure the care plan occurs. Care managers help patients and caregivers to self-manage their disease and navigate the health care system. Information technology …

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Moving And Scaling Home Based Primary Care Phase II

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This initiative aims to further improve the health of the most frail and vulnerable older adults living in the community by increasing access to high-quality, home-based primary care. Building on the success of the previous phase, three organizations will lead three coordinated grants:

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Apply: 2021 AHA Next Generation Leaders Fellowship Age

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The program will help emerging leaders tackle key issues and challenges affecting health care affordability, cost, quality and safety. The Age-Friendly Health Systems Cohort Scholars will be asked to implement the 4Ms Framework at their organization for their change project in the fellowship program. Fellows will walk away with: 1.


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Creating An Age Friendly Public Health System

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A Public Health Framework to Support the Improvement of the Health and Well-being of Older Adults, in Tampa, Florida on October 27, 2017. National, state, and local public health officials; aging experts, advocates, and service providers; and health care officials came together to discuss how public

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CMA Issue Brief: Medicare Home Health Coverage

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Medicare home health coverage can be an important resource for Medicare beneficiaries who need health care at home. The issue brief notes that, "When properly implemented, the Medicare home health benefit provides coverage for a constellation of skilled and nonskilled services, all of which add to the health, safety, and quality of life of

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Age Friendly Health Systems Initiative

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We all deserve safe, evidence-based health care focused on what matters to us as we get older. That's age-friendly care. Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS

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18203 from the California Health Care Foundation, Grant No. 20130622 from The Commonwealth Fund, Grant No. 940 from Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, Grant No. 2014-0094 from The John A. Hartford Foundation, Grant No. 2013-247 from The Retirement Research Foundation, Contract No. VA101-14-C-0014 from the U.S.


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IHI Webinar: COVID 19

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) held a webinar on June 12, "COVID-19: Age-Friendly Care During a Pandemic," as part of IHI's special weekly COVID-19 webinar series.. As COVID-19 began to spread across the U.S. in March, there was legitimate worry about the particular vulnerability of elderly adults.

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IHI Update On Next Age Friendly Health Systems Action

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has announced that the next Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community scheduled to begin this spring will continue, with modifications intended to support teams to engage at a pace that works for them during the COVID-19 crisis. Any teams interested in joining can still do so, by signing up here.. Given that older adults are at particular …

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Forbes Article: Why Doctors Are Coming Where You Live

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Forbes has published an article, "Why Doctors Are Coming Where You Live — And Shop.". An intriguing shift is occurring, the article says, in how health care is getting delivered, which can be seen in the increase in house calls, health clinics in shopping malls, and CVS MinuteClinic expansion. The article identifies three trends behind this shift in health care delivery:


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© 2010 Health Research & Educational Trust

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2 Health Care Leader Action Guide to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions Executive summary Reducing avoidable hospital readmissions is an opportunity to improve quality and reduce costs in the health care system. This guide is designed to serve as a starting point …

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Social Workers And Their Integral Role In

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As health care systems are being held accountable for the continuum of care of discharged patients in order to avoid penalties for 30-day hospital readmissions and emergency room visits, knowledge of, and experience with, community-based social services will be incredibly valuable.


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Readiness Assessment Tool For Healthcare Community

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The Aging and Disability Business Institute has launched a new Readiness Assessment Tool, a powerful resource that will help community-based organizations (CBOs) determine their capacity and preparedness for engaging in contractual partnerships with health care payers and providers.. This readiness assessment tool guides your organization through the process of successfully preparing for

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Paper: Applying The Age Friendly Health System Framework

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The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging has published a paper, "Applying the Age-Friendly Health System Framework to Long-Term Care Settings." "Recognizing the growing need for geriatric expert health care, a collaborative of The John A. Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), American Hospital Association, and Catholic Health Association of the United …

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Nominations Open For The John A. Hartford Foundation 2021

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The Aging and Disability Business Institute is now accepting nominations from community-based organizations (CBOs) for The John A. Hartford Foundation 2021 Business Innovation Award. Nominations are due by May 14. Now in its sixth year, The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award recognizes aging and disability CBOs for the innovative approaches they have taken to reduce health


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The Aging And Disability Business Institute Worksheets For

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The Aging and Disability Business Institute has published a series of worksheets for community-based integrated care networks.. Recent changes in the health care landscape offer new opportunities for community-based integrated care networks (CBICNs, or networks) to partner with health care providers and payers in providing high-quality cost-effective care to older adults and people with


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Improving Complex Care By Integrating What Matters Most

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Adopted broadly, our health care system will gain the capacity to deliver the care everyone would hope for themselves and those they care about. We want care that is high-quality, coordinated, focused on our whole health, and most importantly, driven by our individual goals and priorities. Sincerely, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN


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The Urgent Need For Age Friendly Health Systems

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Health care providers in every setting must understand that older people experience specific health issues, from multiple chronic conditions to changes in physiology, that require a specific approach to care. Risk factors for complications following medical procedures are often higher and different for older adults.

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CMA's 2021 National Voices Of Medicare Summit & Senator

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Acknowledging Health Disparities and Advancing Health Equity — This panel considered how the pandemic has highlighted, and exacerbated, pre-existing disparities in access to quality health care. Panelists discussed ways to address health care equity issues for all people who need health care, as well as for their caregivers and families.

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By Marcus Escobedo, Janhavi Kirtane, And Amy Berman Health

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health information technology, it is better understood as an essential foundation for our broader efforts to restructure health care delivery. The rapid ‘wiring’ of American health care that will take place under HITECH will do more than simply digitize paper-based work. It will facilitate new means of improving the quality, efficiency

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Is Availability Of Telehealth For Older Adults A COVID 19

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Other health care settings can benefit from increased telehealth. Nursing homes—hot spots for COVID-19 that urgently need our support —could better use telehealth to mitigate some of the risk involved with patients being transferred to hospitals, and with providers entering and travelling from room to room to care for nursing home patients.

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Terry Fulmer: Population Health News

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Posted March 19, 2019. Terry Fulmer: Population Health News. Posted In: JAHF in the News, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Publications Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, writes about approaches to the unique health care challenges that rural older adults face in a recent Population Health News Thought Leaders Corner.

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Advance Care Report F

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Only three in ten respondents (29 percent) say their practice or health care system has a formal system for assessing patients’ end-of-life wishes and goals for care. • Four in ten either say there is no place in their electronic health records (EHR) that indicates whether or not a patient has an advance care plan or say they are unsure.


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New WebMD The John A. Hartford Foundation Survey Finds

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New York, NY (October 29, 2019) – Care of older adults is mired in misinformation, with most older patients and caregivers mistakenly believing that sharp declines in the quality of life are inevitable, according to a new survey from WebMD and The John A. Hartford Foundation. Driving Towards Age-Friendly Care for the Future, a survey of more than 2,700 patients and caregivers age …


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Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Funding

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The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York's Geriatric Education for Rural Health Professionals program scholarship features nationally-acclaimed community-based geriatric care training programs that rural health care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners can choose to attend, at no cost to them.

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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS

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Grant No. 18203 from California Health Care Foundation, Grant No. 20130622 from The Commonwealth Fund, Grant No. 940 from Health Foundation of West- ern and Central New York, Grant No. 2014-0094 from The John A. Hartford Foun -


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Working To Improve The Health Of Older Americans The John

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Primary care is the heart of American health care, but our fragmented system struggles to serve the most complex and expensive patients — those living with chronic disease. This disconnect has huge consequences because, as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have reported:

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Cambia Health Foundation And The John A. Hartford

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The $750,000 investment of the Cambia Health Foundation, alongside grants in the amount of $3.5 million from The John A. Hartford Foundation, will support the project, “Building Public Engagement and Access to Palliative and End-of-Life Care.” With the goal of improving the way health care professionals and patients understand and approach

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Geriatric Care Provisions Of Health Policy Proposals

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General Health Care Workforce TITLE V—HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE. Sec. 5301. Training in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and physician assistantship. – GME beyond hospitals $125M/year, 4 years -> geriatrics training in residency. Sec. 5306. Mental and behavioral health education and training grants.

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AGING Initiative Webinar: Multimorbidity And Its Health

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The NIH-funded Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) and Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) AGING Initiative held a webinar on March 4, "Multimorbidity and its Health-Related Consequences." The webinar speakers were: Ana Quiñones, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University

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