In March, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Age-Friendly Health Systems movement will be launching an Action Community for Health Professional teams that are interested in ensuring that all older adults receive evidence-based care (known as the 4Ms) that align with what matters to the older adult and their family caregivers.
The 4Ms- What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility “make care of older adults that can be complex, more manageable. The purpose of these Action Communities is to recognize care locations- hospital, practices, retail-clinics and nursing homes when they share a description of how they assess, document and act on each of the 4Ms. They are incorporated into existing care, rather than layering then on top, to organize the efficient delivery of effective care.”
An Action Community is a seven-month virtual learning opportunity to accelerate the adoption of the 4Ms with a network of teams from across different health systems. Guided by expert faculty and an “all teach all learn model,” teams participate on monthly webinars, attend a convening, and test specific changes to improve care for older adults. The Action Community is designed as an on-ramp for hospital-based teams (e.g., emergency departments, intensive care units, general wards, medical-surgical units), ambulatory care teams (e.g., primary care, specialty care), nursing home teams (e.g., post-acute and long-term care) and convenient care clinic teams to test and adopt age-friendly care.
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There is an informational call on March 1, 2023 at 10am CST. Click Here to Join Zoom Meeting Password: IHIafhs23!
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