Nov 13, 2020
An age friendly health system is one in which everyone, from the doctors to the nurses to the people cleaning the rooms are aware of the unique needs of older adults. These needs are categorized around the 4 M’s - Medication, Mentation, Mobility, and What Matters Most.
But we cannot achieve the ideal of an age friendly health system without, well, changing systems. In this week’s podcast, we talk with Julia Adler- Milstein about the ways in which the electronic health records in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities are set up (or not set up) to document and track the 4 M’s. We also talk with Stephanie Rogers about her work toward creating an age friendly health system at UCSF.