Age-Friendly Health Systems

Seniors living in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area will soon have access to a first-of-its-kind community for older adults, following a significant investment by Sanford Health.
Funded Partnerships fosters transformative health care collaborations supported by AHA and its 501c3, the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET).
In this conversation, Julie Dye, clinical nurse specialist in geriatrics at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, discusses the benefits of participating in the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program and the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative.
Leaders at Oliver Wyman’s health care consultancy have been busy studying what health care will look like in 2035 and reimagining what the field may look like roughly a decade from now.
An interdisciplinary team at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., has effectively integrated age-friendly care in its busy emergency department, which also is recognized as a GEDA (Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation)  Gold Level 1 facility.
AHA and partners provide transformational insights, ideas and actions for addressing the unique care needs of older adults.
Older adults are living and working longer than any time in our history, redefining what life’s later stages look like.
Wyoming’s Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has joined more than 2,700 hospitals, outpatient clinics and health systems nationwide as participants in the “Age-Friendly Health Systems” initiative.
Consider these statistics and the impact on health care: By 2035, the number of adults age 65 or older is expected to outnumber children under age 18 for the first time in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.