Building Age-Friendly Health Systems, One Community at a Time
February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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In America’s current health system, older adults regularly experience inappropriate care and a lack of attendance to their wishes. To address this problem, The John A. Hartford Foundation and its partners are implementing the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) initiative. An Age-Friendly Health System is one in which every older adult gets the best possible care; does not experience healthcare-related harms; and is satisfied with the healthcare he or she receives.
Clinical-community collaborations are key to this effort and to improving older adults’ health and quality of life of older adults. Whether it is through providing evidence-based health promotion programs, dementia care, transportation, or other services addressing social and behavioral determinants of health, community-based organizations in the aging network can offer critical skills and services related to the four high-level interventions (the “4 Ms”) that are the focus of the AFHS initiative.
This webinar outlines the initiative and demonstrates how the Maryland-based Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is working with the Anne Arundel Medical Center to implement an Age-Friendly Health System statewide. Participants will learn about the partnership, the initiative’s early results, and how professionals working in the field of aging can promote this movement in their communities.
• Susan Shelton, Assisted Living Program Director, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities
• Lil Banchero, Senior Director, Institute of Healthy Aging at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC)
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
• Describe the Age-Friendly Health Systems model and its interventions;
• Identify ways in which they can contribute to the development of Age-Friendly Health Systems in their communities; and
• Describe the role of community-based organizations in implementing Age-Friendly Health Systems.