Older Adults

Jul 31, 2023
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model, a voluntary national Medicare payment model beginning next July that aims to help dementia patients remain at home and improve quality of life for them and their caregivers
Jul 12, 2023
Sonja Rosen, M.D., chief of geriatrics at Cedars-Sinai, discusses the health system’s journey as an Age-Friendly Health System and its multidisciplinary approach to providing quality care for older patients in the midst of a workforce shortage.
Jun 27, 2023
Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative designed to meet the needs of older adults, looking beyond acute events, engaging the whole community, and achieving better health for older adults. Join this webinar to learn about the impact and outcomes of the 4Ms Framework — what matters, medications…
May 18, 2023
“As a practicing geriatric psychiatrist for more than 15 years, I’ve seen firsthand the mental and physical toll that anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions have taken on older adults, especially when left untreated for years,” writes Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO of Providence’s Well…
Apr 3, 2023
Mandating federal staffing ratios for nursing homes would accelerate the labor shortage across the continuum of care and reduce access to care for America’s seniors, AHA and the American Health Care Association told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on April 3.
Oct 27, 2022
Join more than 2,800 care sites that are part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement, addressing the unique care needs of patients age 65 and older. The AHA is leading its fourth virtual action community this fall, providing free access to live webinars, resources and customized coaching. Past…
Oct 3, 2022
Nancy Myers, AHA’s vice president of leadership and system innovation, and Marisa Scala-Foley, director of the Aging and Disability Business Institute, discuss how hospitals and health systems are partnering with their Area Agencies on Aging to address the health and social needs of older community…
Oct 2, 2022
As the US population continues to age, leaders at hospitals and health systems are increasingly partnering with community-based organizations to address the social and non-medical health needs of older individuals, including nutrition and transportation assistance, social connection, and caregiver…
Apr 29, 2022
St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York, has developed a clinical data hub to improve care for older adult patients.
Dec 31, 2020
Six years after Banner Health created its Healthy Together Care Partnership, the HTCP team joined the American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community and began its journey to embed age-friendly care into practice. As a result, patient and provider satisfaction scores…