086 Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems at UCSF

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In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with Dr. Stephanie Rogers, MD MPH, about creating Age-Friendly Health Systems at UCSF, and the specific programs they ve developed to make hospitalization safer and better for older adults. They discuss:

  • What are Age-Friendly Health Systems, and why do older adults need them?
  • Why Age-Friendly Health Systems emphasize the 4 Ms : mobility, mentation, medications, and what matters
  • How an Age-Friendly Health System differs from usual healthcare
  • Why hospitalization is often so risky for older people
  • What are Acute Care for Elders (ACE) units and how they help prevent problems such as falls, delirium, and loss of independence
  • How UCSF s Hip Fracture Co-Management Service provides better care and improves recovery
  • UCSF s Delirium Reduction Campaign, which uses a tool called AWOL to check every hospitalized patient for delirium
  • How delirium can be prevented, and what UCSF recommends that families do
  • How UCSF uses Patient and Family Advisory Councils to improve care
  • How to find an Age-Friendly Health System near you

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039 Interview: Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems

062 Interview: Preventing Hospital Delirium & Maintaining Brain Health

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