Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems – A vision for better care of older adults

Safe and effective care of older adults is a crucial issue given the rapid growth of the aging demographic, many of whom have complex health and social needs. At the same time, the health care delivery environment is rapidly changing, offering a new set of opportunities to improve care of older adults. This article describes the background, evidence-based changes, and testing, scale-up, and spread strategy that are part of the design of the Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. The goal is to reach 20% of U.S. hospitals and health systems by 2020, with plans to reach additional hospitals and health systems in subsequent years.

  • Author: Kedar S. Mate, Amy Berman, Mara Laderman, Andrea Kabcenell, Terry Fulmer
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Type: Report and Research
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