In an Age-Friendly Health System, every older adult gets the best care possible, is not harmed by health care, and is highly satisfied with the care they receive. This is achieved when the health system addresses the 4Ms:
- What Matters to the older adult and their family, aligning the care plan with older adult preferences
- Mobility - keeping older adults moving at their highest level possible
- Medication - decreasing high risk medications and the overall number of medications prescribed to the older adult
- Mentation, or Mind - screening for and treating depression, delirium, and dementia
Rush University Medical Center has joined the national movement to improve health care for older adults by becoming the only hospital in Illinois to be part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. Please click here for the news release with additional information.
This 4Ms electronic brochure for older adults and families was co-designed by older adults and family caregivers, in partnership with Rush University Medical Center and Community Catalyst.