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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
- About Age-Friendly Health Systems:
- UCSF Geriatric Inpatient Services:
- About UCSF s AWOL Delirium Screening Tool
- Related articles on Better Health While Aging:
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